Man medically evacuated from fishing vessel near Umpqua River, Ore.

SEATTLE — A man was medically evacuated from a fishing vessel near Umpqua River, Ore., Saturday.

Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore., received a report of a man with a hand injury from the crew of the 50-foot crabbing vessel Rose Marie at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday. An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to evacuate the man from the vessel. The helicopter crew delivered the man to a waiting ambulance that transfered him to Bay Area Hospital in North Bend.

The missions of Group/Air Station North Bend include maritime search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, providing aids to navigation, and marine environmental protection. In addition, the air station frequently assists Federal, state and county agencies by responding to calls for assistance with inland searches and medical evacuations of injured loggers.

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