Coast Guard Aircrew Medevacs Crewman from Fishing Vessel West of Port Orford, Ore.

medevav-american-triumph-10-13-2016A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a crewman who reportedly fractured his arm on a 285-foot fishing vessel 25-miles west of Port Orford, Thursday morning. An MH-65 helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend hoisted the 74-year-old male from the fishing vessel American Triumph and transferred him to local medical services waiting in Coos Bay. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector North Bend were notified at 3 a.m. and directed the launch of the Dolphin crew. The aircrew arrived on scene at 4:41 a.m. and transferred the patient to EMS at 5:28 a.m  The weather at the time of the rescue was reported with low visibility, heavy rain, 50 knot gusting winds and 15-20 foot sea swells. Watch video here 17:23

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