Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Ocean Park, Wash.

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard NewsASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 38-year-old man near Ocean Park, Wash., Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a report from the crew of the fishing vessel Lady Law at approximately 5:10 p.m. that the ship’s master had suffered abdominal and hand injuries while working aboard the vessel 20 miles west of Leadbetter Point near Ocean Park.

An MH-60 helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria and a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment were dispatched to the scene where a rescue swimmer was lowered to the Lady Law. Due to poor visibility and weather conditions and because the man’s injuries were not severe, it was decided the man would stay aboard the Lady Law and the 47-foot motor lifeboat crew would escort the vessel safely to Astoria where medical emergency personnel were standing by.

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