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Heart attack aboard Emerald Seas

The 55-year-old skipper reportedly suffering from a heart attack was medevaced from the commercial fishing vessel Emerald Seas 20-miles west of Tillamook Bay, Thursday.

A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the man and transported him to emergency medical services at Tillamook Airport.

Coast Guard watchstanders at the Sector Columbia River Command Center received a distress call on the VHF-FM Radio Channel 16 at 1:13 p.m., from the Emerald Seas.

The captain of the vessel had reportedly experienced a heart attack before and took nitrol in response. A CPR-certified crewmember was also aboard with an AED available, in case the captain’s breathing or pulse stopped.

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