Coast Guard rescues man from forest near Aberdeen, Washington

A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Astoria hoisted an injured man from a forest several miles east of Aberdeen, Washington, on Oct. 19, 2019. The individual had several lacerations and was showing signs of hypothermia. (Photo courtesy of Grays County Fire Department)

A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Astoria hoists an injured man from a forest several miles east of Aberdeen, Washington, on Oct. 19, 2019.  (Photo courtesy of Grays County Fire Department)

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an injured man Saturday morning from a forest several miles east of Aberdeen, Washington.

At 10 a.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received a request for assistance from Grays Harbor dispatch reporting a man who had several injuries and was showing symptoms of hypothermia near Mox Chuck Slough.

Ground personnel had been unable to reach the man’s location by vehicle due to rough road conditions.

A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was already airborne for training and quickly diverted to the area.

With assistance from Grays County Fire Department, the man and an on-scene medic were safely hoisted into the helicopter.

At 11:45 a.m., the man was safely brought to Bowerman Airport in Hoquiam to awaiting emergency medical services. EMS brought the man to Grays Harbor Community Hospital.

His current condition is unknown.


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