Coast Guard medevacs man from container ship 120 miles west of West Port, Wash.

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a container ship approximately 120 miles west of Westport, Wash., Friday.

The Coast Guard received a call from the 820-foot vessel Mahi Mahi at approximately 11:30 a.m., reporting a crewmember aboard the vessel experiencing chest pains.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, located in Astoria, launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria. The crew arrived on scene at approximately 1:05 p.m., and lowered a rescue basket to the port bridge wing of the vessel. Mahi Mahi crewmembers helped place the ailing crewmember into the rescue basket. The helicopter crew hoisted the man to the helicopter where a flight surgeon and EMT qualified rescue swimmer administered an IV.

The helicopter crew transported the man to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland where he was last reported in stable condition.

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