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F/V JACKPOT Crew Member Unconscious

A fisherman was rescued from the fishing vessel JACKPOT about 20 miles west of Gray’s Harbor, WA on, Aug 24, 2013, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The injury occurred when a block disintegrated and struck the crew member in the head. The crew member reportedly stopped breathing and a federal marine observer performed CPR to restore breathing breathing again. The crewman remained unconscious. A U.S. Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew performed an evacuation from the vessel and transported the injured crewman to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, OR for evaluation and treatment.

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