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13th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Aug. 29, 2012

D13 Staff PA

Contact: PA3 Nathan Littlejohn

Office: (503) 861-6132

Mobile: (816) 582-1725

Video Release: Coast Guard medevacs man approximately 70 miles west of Pacific City, Ore., Tuesday

ASTORIA, Ore. - An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River's Air Station Astoria medevacs a man from the fishing vessel Tombo approximately 70 miles west of Pacific City, Ore., Aug. 28, 2012. The 42-year-old man, who was experiencing chest pains, was placed in the care of local EMS in Astoria. U.S. Coast Guard video by Sector Columbia River, Ore.

ASTORIA, Ore. — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River's Air Station Astoria medevacs a man from the fishing vessel Tombo approximately 70 miles west of Pacific City, Ore., Aug. 28, 2012. The 42-year-old man, who was experiencing chest pains, was placed in the care of local EMS in Astoria. U.S. Coast Guard video by Sector Columbia River, Ore.

 

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 42-year-old man from the fishing vessel Tombo approximately 70 miles west of Pacific City, Ore., Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, located in Astoria, received a call from the crew of the 56-foot vessel at approximately 5:35 p.m., stating a crewmember was experiencing chest pains.

Sector Columbia River launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria.

The crew located the vessel and lowered a rescue swimmer and rescue basket.

The crew then successfully hoisted the man to the helicopter at approximately 8 p.m., transported him to Air Station Astoria and placed him in the care of local EMS.

The man was conscious and responsive at the time of the transfer.

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

 

 

 

 

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