Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman, North Bend, Ore.

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman who suffered a head injury on a fishing vessel off the Ore. Coast Tuesday.

A Coast Guard HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Facility Newport, Ore., supported by a second HH-65C helicopter crew from Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore., conducted a medevac 50 nautical miles from Florence, Ore.

The helicopter crew transported the man to emergency medical specialists waiting on shore. The man was then transported to Bay Area Hospital, North Bend.

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