Coast Guard medevacs 2 near Astoria, Ore.

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard medically evacuated two injured crewmembers from a vessel in the Pacific Ocean about14 miles southwest of the mouth of the Columbia River, Monday morning.

The operator of the cargo vessel Alexandros Theo contacted Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders, reporting two crewmembers had sustained burn injuries at about 10:40 a.m.

Sector watchstanders have dispatched a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, in Warrenton, Ore., and a 25-foot Response Boat Small from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., to assist. The aircrew safely hoisted the two men and transferred them to waiting Emergency Medical Service at Air Station Astoria.

Personnel from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., transfer two injured men to personnel from the Warrenton, Ore., Fire Departmentat Air Station Astoria, after conducting a medevac from a commercial vessel in the Pacific Ocean about 14 miles southwest of the Columbia River, Aug. 5, 2013. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, dispatched an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter after receiving the report of injured crewmembers from the captain of the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer First Class David Mosley.  Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/989187/air-station-astoria-ore-medevac#.UgANhmT71ws#ixzz2b852PcIV

Personnel from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., transfer two injured men to personnel from the Warrenton, Ore., Fire Departmentat Air Station Astoria, after conducting a medevac from a commercial vessel in the Pacific Ocean about 14 miles southwest of the Columbia River, Aug. 5, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer First Class David Mosley.

Personnel from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., transfer two injured men to personnel from the Warrenton, Ore., Fire Departmentat Air Station Astoria, after conducting a medevac from a commercial vessel in the Pacific Ocean about 14 miles southwest of the Columbia River, Aug. 5, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer First Class David Mosley.

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