Coast Guard medevacs injured woman in San Juan Islands, Wash., Monday

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard NewsSEATTLE — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured woman from a recreational vessel in the northern San Juan Islands, Wash., Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, located in Seattle, received a request for assistance from the vessel Siesta at approximately 1:30 p.m., stating a 60-year-old woman on board had fallen and hit her head, suffering a severe gash to her forehead.

Sector Puget Sound diverted a 45-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Wash., already on a routine patrol in the area.

The crew arrived on scene approximately 5 miles west of Birch Bay, Wash., took the woman aboard and transferred her to awaiting EMS in Blaine, Wash.

She was last reported to be in stable condition.

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