Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 25 miles off Tillamook Bay, OR

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector North Bend medevacs a fisherman from the commercial fishing vessel Joseph Tuesday, May 11, 25 miles west of Tillamook Bay, OR. The man was reportedly experiencing intense fatigue, difficulty breathing and loss of feeling in his hands and feet. He was transferred to medical personnel shore and taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

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The Coast Guard medevaced a 19-year-old crew member aboard the 38-foot commercial fishing vessel Joseph Tuesday afternoon 25 miles west of Tillamook Bay.

At approximately 1:40 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call from the vessel's captain reporting the crew member was experiencing intense fatigue, difficulty breathing and periodically losing feeling in his hands and feet.

An MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River was in flight conducting training when instructed to divert and respond to the call for help.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 2:38 p.m., hoisted the fisherman and transported him to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Sector Columbia River. He was in stable condition upon transfer and was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

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