Coast Guard rescues crewmember from ship off of Grays Harbor
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.