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Coast Guard rescues crew member off of Grays Harbor

January 13, 2014

A Coast Guard helicopter airlifted an injured crewman from a cargo ship in the Pacific about 10 miles west of Grays Harbor over the weekend.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama said the crewman rescued by a helicopter crew from Astoria had suffered a head injury. He was reportedly conscious when he was transferred to the care of medics in Astoria. The unidentified man was taken to an Astoria hospital for further evaluation.

An agent for the cargo ship Star Delta says the man was injured when the ship encountered heavy seas.

To view a video of the rescue, click here.

USCG 1-10-14 rescue

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