Coast Guard medevacs man suffering possible heart attack off Reedsport, Ore.

Station Umpqua River 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo

Station Umpqua River 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo

NORTH BEND, Ore. — Coast Guard crews medevaced a man suffering from symptoms of a possible heart attack from a fishing vessel 18 miles off Reedsport, Friday night.

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River, along with a rescue swimmer from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew out of Coast Guard Sector North Bend, safely transported the deckhand to emergency medical service personnel waiting at the station.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend were contacted around 8 p.m. by the fishing vessel Leann crew. The crew reported one of their deckhands was suffering a possible heart attack and requested assistance, the Coast Guard boat crew and aircrew launched in response.

The aircrew lowered their rescue swimmer onto the fishing vessel and then both swimmer and deckhand transferred to the motor life boat.

Once transferred to EMS personnel on shore, the deckhand was taken to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay.

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