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Injury aboard Daio Papyrus, Evacuated safely

The Coast Guard evacuated an injured crew-member from the cargo vessel Daio Papyrus 10 miles west of Coos Bay, Ore., Sunday.

The helicopter crew hoisted the injured crew-member from the Panamanian flagged motor vessel after he suffered a severe laceration to his head.

The call for help from the Daio Papyrus crew was received at 8:15 p.m., Saturday, the sea state and condition of the crew-member determined that the hoist could be delayed and performed at first light, Sunday morning.

At 7:30 a.m., Sunday, the Dolphin aircrew safely transported the injured crew-member to Sector North Bend in the care of local Emergency Medical Services and taken to the Bay Area Hospital.

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