Home > Harbor News > Coast Guard rescues crewmember from ship off of Grays Harbor

Coast Guard rescues crewmember from ship off of Grays Harbor

June 3, 2014

A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a sick crewmember from a commercial shipping boat off the coast of Grays Harbor on Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received the call for a crewman aboard the 780-foot Horizon Enterprise who was reportedly suffering from severe abdominal pain.

After consulting a Coast Guard flight surgeon, a helicopter was sent from Astoria and the crew was able to safely hoist the crewman from the boat.

“This was a quick and very successful mission,” said Lt. Adriana Knies, helicopter pilot and aircraft commander for the mission. “The crew of the ship was very helpful in providing a clear location on board the ship for a safe hoist of the injured crewman.”

The man was flown back to Astoria and transported to Columbia River Memorial Hospital where he was reported to be in stable condition.

Horizon Enterprise

Categories: Harbor News
%d bloggers like this: