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News Release

September 03, 2012

Contact: U.S. Coast Guard 13th District External Affairs

Office: (206) 220-7237

News Release: Coast Guard medevacs injured woman in San Juan Islands, Wash., Monday

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured woman from a recreational vessel in the northern San Juan Islands, Wash., Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, located in Seattle, received a request for assistance from the vessel Siesta at approximately 1:30 p.m., stating a 60-year-old woman on board had fallen and hit her head, suffering a severe gash to her forehead.

Sector Puget Sound diverted a 45-foot response boat crew from Station Bellingham, Wash., already on a routine patrol in the area.

The crew arrived on scene approximately 5 miles west of Birch Bay, Wash., took the woman aboard and transferred her to awaiting EMS in Blaine, Wash.

She was last reported to be in stable condition.

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

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