Video: Coast Guard rescues fisherman near North Bend

NORTH BEND, Ore. – The Coast Guard evacuated an injured man from a 280-foot fishing vessel 20 miles from North Bend at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday.

The man was hoisted from the fish catcher/processor American Triumph, homeported in Seattle, after he suffered a medical condition rendering him unconscious.

The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station North Bend HH-65C Dolphin helicopter was launched to assist. The helicopter crew assisted the man and then transported him to Air Station North Bend where he was delivered to the Bay Area Hospital by an emergency medical team for further treatment.

This medical evacuation was the 192nd case for the seven units that comprise Group/Air Station North Bend’s area of operation for 2007.

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