Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Astoria, Oregon

WARRENTON, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man experiencing heart complications from a cruise ship approximately 25 miles southwest of the Columbia River entrance, late Monday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man from the cruise ship Zaandam and transferred him to awaiting EMS at Air Station Astoria at approximately 10:45 p.m.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received notification of the man experiencing heart trouble aboard the 679-foot, Netherlands-flagged cruise ship at approximately 8:40 p.m. Sector Columbia River launched the Jayhawk crew, arriving on scene at approximately 9:35 p.m.

The Jayhawk crew lowered a rescue swimmer and a rescue litter to the cruise ship. The swimmer loaded the man into the litter and the Jayhawk crew successfully hoisted the man to the helicopter at approximately 10:20 p.m.

The man’s condition is unknown.

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