Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 15 miles west of Coos Bay

A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Sector North Bend, Ore., medically evacuated a man off a fishing vessel 15 miles west of Coos Bay Oct. 18, 2019. The 28-year old man was reportedly experiencing chest pains and seasickness. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend)

A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Sector North Bend, Ore., medically evacuates a man off a fishing vessel 15 miles west of Coos Bay Oct. 18, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend)

NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 28-year-old man Friday morning off the fishing vessel ‘Alaska Ocean,’ which was operating 15-miles west of Coos Bay.

A Coast Guard Sector North Bend aircrew hoisted the man after he experienced chest pains and seasickness.

Watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center were notified at 3:15 a.m. by the company who owns the fishing vessel that the man was suffering medical issues.


A constant communication schedule was established between the sector and the fishing vessel.

At 6 a.m., after conferring with the duty flight surgeon, the sector dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

The rescue crew arrived on scene at 9 a.m. and began hoist operations to transport the man.

The aircrew brought him to the sector’s air base, whe


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