Coast Guard aircrew medevacs logger injured 25 miles east of Tillamook

MH-60 Sector Columbia RiverWARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River aircrew, aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, medevaced a logger who was injured 25 miles east of Tillamook, Wednesday.

The aircrew assisted a Yamhill County rescue team who tended to the injured logger until he was safely hoisted by the aircrew and transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for further care.

A watchstander at Sector Columbia River received a call for assistance from Yamhill County 911 dispatch at 11:05 a.m. After the request was processed through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, the center responsible for inland search and rescue, an aircrew was diverted from training off the coast of Tillamook at 11:47 a.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 12:02 p.m. where they worked with ground rescue crewmembers to safely hoist the logger.

The logger reportedly suffered a broken back and had symptoms related to hypothermia, however, his current condition is unknown.

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