Coast Guard medically evacuates injured man off Oregon Coast

Chief Petty Officer Josh Hanneman, the coxswain aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Chetco River, Ore., assesses the situation of the commercial fishing vessel Arctic Storm, 25 nautical miles west of Brookings, Ore., Oct. 22, 2018. The crew members medically evacuated a deckhand from the Arctic Storm, after he was reportedly injured by a loose crane hook. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Cisneros.

Chief Petty Officer Josh Hanneman, the coxswain aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Chetco River, Ore., assesses the situation of the commercial fishing vessel Arctic Storm, 25 nautical miles west of Brookings, Ore., Oct. 22, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Cisneros.

BROOKINGS, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured crewmember off a commercial fishing vessel, 25 miles west of Brookings, Oregon, Monday morning.

A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Chetco River safely conducted the medevac of the 64-year-old male aboard the fishing vessel Arctic Storm 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Chetco River and transported him to shore for further medical care.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received notification of an injured man from a crewmember aboard the Arctic Storm at 9:55 a.m. The man reportedly suffered blunt force trauma to the face from a loose crane hook. The sector’s flight surgeon recommended an immediate medevac, so the 47-foot MLB crew was launched to assist.

The MLB crew stabilized the injured crewmember and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services. His current condition is unknown.

The Coast Guard reminds mariners to always keep up-to-date first-aid equipment readily accessible in case of medical emergencies while underway.

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