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Coast Guard evacuates distressed crewman from a ship off Newport

Provided by U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Group Air Station North Bend, hoisted a 47-year-old-man with chest pains from the fishing vessel Excellence, 40 miles northwest of Newport on Wednesday.

The master of the 367-foot vessel did not consider the man’s condition life threatening, but was not comfortable crossing the Yaquina Bay bar to bring him to a hospital due to 12-foot breaking surf.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., contacted a flight surgeon, who recommended conducting a medevac. The man was hoisted and transferred to local EMS standing by at Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, Ore.

The Coast Guard’s video shows with meticulous detail the care and coordinative abilities coastguardsmen employ in their remarkable air rescues. To watch the rescue click here. (Then click on “play” button)

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