Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 13 miles west of Grays Harbor

WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured fisherman 13 miles west of the Grays Harbor, Washington, entrance, Monday morning.

A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor met up with with the commercial fishing vessel Myrna Lynn to transfer the 50-year-old injured fisherman to shore, and get him treated by emergency medical services for a severe hand injury and shock.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received the injury report via VHF-FM radio at 8:15 a.m., and directed the launch of the boat crew. The patient transfer between the Myrna Lynn and the boat crew occurred at 9 a.m.

The injured fisherman was transferred to EMS at Station Grays Harbor in Westport, who transported the patient to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for further care.

The condition of the man is unknown at this time.

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