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A 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 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.

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The Coast Guard rescued a 59-year-old man who injured his arm near the Umqua River jetty outside of Winchester Bay.

The man, who suffered a severe injury to his arm, was transported back to Coast Guard Station Umpqua River where he was met by local emergency medical services and then transported man to local urgent care.

Station Umpqua River watchstanders received the request for assistance from the operator of the 29-foot pleasure craft stating that he injured his arm after being hit by a wave. A Station Umpqua River 47-foot motor life boat crew launched, arrived on scene and removed the injured man from his vessel.

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The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from the 56-foot commercial fishing vessel Taplow which began taking on water 19 miles south west of Grays Harbor, Friday. Motor Life Boat and Helicopters delivered de-watering pumps after onboard pumps failed.

The men safely boarded a Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor 52-foot motor life boat and were transported by the crew to Grays Harbor.

The captain of the Taplow contacted Coast Guard stating that they were taking on water, their engine room was half flooded and their pumps had stopped working. The watchstanders directed the crew to activate their Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon and don immersion suits. An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was issued and the MLB as well as a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River were launched.

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Once again demonstrating how appropriate Good Samaritan assistance saves lives, the vessel Northern Rose rescued four people from a plane crash in Cattle Pass near the south end of Lopez Island, Friday morning.

The four survivors, one woman and three men, were transported to Friday Harbor by the crew of the Northern Rose and are being treated for injuries and hypothermia by emergency medical services.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound located in Seattle were notified at 9:13 a.m., by Kenmore Air of an electronic emergency signal for one of their planes. Watchstanders also received a mayday call from the Northern Rose reporting the plane crash at about the same time.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter crew, foward deployed to Kotzebue, medevaced a 65-year-old male from the tug boat Drew Foss 57 miles south of Kotzebue, Friday.

The Jayhawk crew hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting emergency personnel in Kotzebue.

17th Coast Guard District command center watchstanders received a medevac request from Health Force Partners reporting that the 65-year-old man was suffering from stroke symptoms. The duty flight surgeon was consulted and recommended medevac within four hours.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted two men from the sinking 35-foot sailing vessel Rafiki 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, early Wednesday morning.

The Jayhawk aircrew then rendezvoused with an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew in Sand Point, Alaska. The Hercules crew transported the men to awaiting EMS in Kodiak.

Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders in Juneau received notification Tuesday evening from Coast Guard 14th District in Honolulu, Hawaii, watchstanders that an amateur radio operator had established communications with the Rafiki. 17th District watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, requested the launch of the Hercules and Jayhawk crews and diverted the Rising Sun, an Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System vessel, to assist. Watchstanders also directed the men on the Rafiki to activate their emergency position indicating radio beacon and to keep it with them and remain with the vessel as long as possible.

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A green laser light was pointed at a Coast Guard helicopter as the aircrew was making a final approach to Air Station Port Angeles, at 8:23 p.m., Monday.

The Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles flight crew aboard, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, safely landed after being illuminated for about one second, and were checked out by the duty corpsman who medically cleared the crew to resume duty at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

The laser strike was reported to Air Station Port Angeles and local police by the aircrew. The laser light came from the vicinity of 4th and Hill Street in Port Angeles.

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Coast Guard air and boat crews and local agencies worked together to recover three mariners near Bandon, Ore., Saturday morning.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend recovered two mariners in the water while Bandon Police personnel recovered a third mariner from the rocks on the south jetty and transferred them to local Emergency Medical Service personnel.

At 9:20 a.m., Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a call from the Coquille River Sherriff’s office, after a local fisherman reported seeing an 18 to 20-foot recreational vessel being hit by a wave while crossing the Coquille River bar.

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Port Angeles Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a male passenger from the cruise ship Explorer of the Seas, near La Push, Thursday morning.

The 66-year-old male, who was reportedly suffering from internal bleeding, was safely airlifted by the Coast Guard aircrew and transported to Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a call at 3:13 a.m. from the cruise ship, which was transiting to Victoria, Canada, requesting assistance for the passenger.

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Wildlife troopers stepped in to save the catch of a lone fisherman injured on the job.

Peter Krovina, 67, of Sitka, suffered a severe hand injury while commercial trolling for coho salmon near Cape Edgecumbe west of Sitka. Krovina, who was fishing alone, was able to render first aid for his injury and return to port.

His injury required transportation out of Sitka for treatment. Because Krovina was unavailable during the offload, wildlife troopers assisted by facilitating the delivery of his commercial catch to a processor.