Crewman medevaced after suffering head injury

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(COOS BAY, Ore.) — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a crewmember aboard the cargo vessel Daio Papyrus 10 miles west of Coos Bay, Ore., on Sunday.

A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the injured crewmember from the Panamanian-flagged motor vessel after he reportedly suffered a severe laceration to his head.

Sector North Bend received notification from the Daio Papyrus crew at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, however due to the sea state and condition of the crewmember, it was determined the hoist would be performed at first light Sunday morning.

At 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the Dolphin air crew safely transported the injured crewmember to Sector North Bend where he was placed in the care of local emergency medical services and taken to the Bay Area Hospital.

Click here to view a video of the medevac.

By Professional Mariner Staff