83-year-old hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport, Oregon

Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 file phto by Andy Parker, Lincoln County Ropes Rescue Team.

Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 file photo by Andy Parker, Lincoln County Ropes Rescue Team.

NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an 83-year-old male in Newport, Monday evening, after receiving a request for assistance from a local fire rescue crew.

A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the individual and transported him to awaiting emergency medical service personnel at the air facility, who then transported him to the local hospital.

Coast Guard Sector North Bend Command Center watchstanders initially received the request for assistance at 7:31 p.m. from Lincoln County Dispatch, who reported that the man had been located in a wooded area a couple miles southeast of the air facility.

The man had been missing for a day and a half before he was found by Lincoln County Fire Rescue first responders, who placed the individual into a litter but were unable to climb the steep terrain.

Sector North Bend personnel dispatched the helicopter crew to assist the first responders. The aircrew arrived on scene and deployed a rescue swimmer, who helped prepare the individual to be hoisted.

The man’s condition is unknown at this time.

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