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13th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Aug. 12, 2012

D13 Staff PA

Contact: PA3 Nathan Littlejohn

Office: (503) 861-6132

Mobile: (816) 582-1725

Video Release: Coast Guard, Tillamook County, Ore., crews rescue injured man near Pacific City, Sunday

 

ASTORIA, Ore. - An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River's Air Station Astoria hoists an injured man near Pacific City, Ore., Aug. 12, 2012.

ASTORIA, Ore. — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River's Air Station Astoria hoists an injured man near Pacific City, Ore., Aug. 12, 2012. The man fell off a horse an suffered neck and back injuries. U.S. Coast Guard video by Sector Columbia River, Ore.

 

 

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who fell off a horse and became seriously injured approximately one mile south of Pacific City, Ore., Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received an agency assist request from Tillamook County at approximately 12:35 p.m., stating a man was too severely injured to move by foot in an isolated part of Bob Straub State Park, near the entrance to Nestucca Bay, Ore.

Sector Columbia River launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria. The helicopter crew stopped at Pacific City Airport and picked up a Tillamook County paramedic before arriving on scene and lowering a rescue swimmer. The swimmer helped other on scene Tillamook County paramedics prepare the man for a hoist.

The helicopter crew then hoisted the injured man to the helicopter where the awaiting paramedic helped the crew administer an IV and ensure a safe transfer of the man after the crew transported him to Tillamook County Hospital.

The man reportedly has injuries to his neck and spine.

His official condition is not known to the Coast Guard at the time of this release.

For additional information, please contact Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn at (816) 582-1725.

 

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