Coast Guard medevacs injured logger off Coos Mountain, Ore

A Coast Guard aircrew, aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Sector North Bend, medically evacuated an injured logger after he was struck by a tree, 17 miles east of Coos Bay, on Coos Mountain, Dec. 21, 3019. The 37-year-old logger had been conducting logging operations when the top of a tree-length reportedly sprung from tension and struck him in the head and torso. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend.

A Coast Guard aircrew, aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Sector North Bend, medically evacuates an injured logger after he was struck by a tree, 17 miles east of Coos Bay, on Coos Mountain, Dec. 21, 3019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend.

NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured logger after he was struck by a tree, 17 miles east of Coos Bay, on Coos Mountain, Friday afternoon.

An aircrew, aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Sector North Bend, safely hoisted the 37-year-old logger, who reportedly suffered head and torso injuries, and transported the man to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield.

The man had reportedly been conducting logging operations when the top of a tree-length sprung from tension and struck him in the head and torso.

Coast Guard watchstanders in the Sector North Bend command center received the medical evacuation request from Riverside Logging Inc. personnel at 12:22 p.m. Paramedics were on scene and provided initial medical care to the logger. The aircrew was dispatched to render assistance at 2:12 p.m. and was able to land on scene at 2:45 p.m.

The injured man and a paramedic were both transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

The condition of the man is unknown at this time.


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