13th District Pacific Northwest Public Affairs
December 17, 2013
Contact: U.S. Coast Guard 13th District External Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
Video Release: Coast Guard medevacs a 17-year-old male near Cape Blanco State Park, Ore.
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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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