Provided by U.S. Coast Guard.
NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel near Yaquina Bay, Ore., Sunday.
Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend received a report from the crew of the 50-foot fishing vessel Western Breeze that a 43-year-old male crewmember was suffering from chest and neck pain, and was in need of medical assistance.
An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport was dispatched to the scene approximately 24 miles west/northwest of Yaquina Bay. The crew hoisted the man into the helicopter with a rescue litter and flew him to Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital in Newport.
The man was in stable condition when he arrived at the hospital.
The missions of Group North Bend include maritime search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, providing aids to navigation, and marine environmental protection. In addition, the Air Station frequently assists federal, state and county agencies by responding to calls for assistance with inland searches and medical evacuations of injured loggers.