Coast Guard airlifts injured fisherman

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard airlifted an injured crewmen from a 40-foot fishing vessel Saturday 29 miles west of Port Angeles, Wash.

At 7:58 p.m., the master of the fishing vessel Puget Sound contacted Coast Guard Group/Air Station Port Angeles on VHF channel 16 to request assistance after the crewman became injured.

An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from the Air Station was launched at 8:24 p.m.

With the assistance of a 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port Angeles, the injured man was hoisted to the helicopter and transported to Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles for treatment.

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