WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) – A Coast Guard aircrew evacuated an injured crew member from a cargo vessel more than 170 miles offshore from the Columbia River.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Warrenton, Oregon safely transported the 23-year-old man to the air station on Saturday.
The injured man was transferred to emergency medical personnel, who took him to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.
The crew member reportedly fell while on a ladder and broke his arm.
The 617-foot vessel was headed to Kashima, Japan, from Longview, Washington, with a load of logs.
Weather on scene was reported as raining with 13 foot seas and 9 mile visibility.