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13th District Pacific Northwest Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

December 17, 2013


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

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Video Release: Coast Guard medevacs a 17-year-old male near Cape Blanco State Park, Ore.

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Crewmembers from Sector/Air Station North Bend medevac a 17-year-old male from a fishing vessel near Cape Blanco State Park, Ore., Dec. 16, 2013. 17-year-old male was hoisted aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter after he reportedly suffered from chest pains and loss of vision. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Sector/Air Station North Bend.)

Crewmembers from Sector/Air Station North Bend medevac a 17-year-old male from a fishing vessel near Cape Blanco State Park, Ore., Dec. 16, 2013.

The 17-year-old male was hoisted aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter after he reportedly suffered from chest pains and loss of vision. 


U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Sector/Air Station North Bend.

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 17-year-old male from a commercial fishing vessel near Cape Blanco State Park, Ore., Monday evening.  

He was reportedly suffering from chest pains and loss of vision; his current condition is unknown.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Ore.,  received a request from crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel Bess Chett to medevac the 17-year-old crewmember at approxomately 7 p.m. 

The Coast Guard watchstanders contacted the flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac based on the man's reported symptoms. 

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector/Air Station North Bend was diverted to the scene and hoisted the male aboard the helicopter. 

He was transferred to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Ore., for evaluation.

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