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Heart Attack Medivac

A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 52-year-old fisherman experiencing heart attack symptoms 34 miles west of the Umpqua River, Friday.

An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station North Bend hoisted the mariner at 4:30 p.m. and transported him to emergency medical services personnel waiting at North Bend Airport.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a request for assistance at approximately 3 p.m. after a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Clipper III collapsed.

The patient was transferred to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay and his condition is unknown at this time.

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