The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a recreational sailing vessel approximately 70 miles west of Lincoln City, Ore., Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call at approximately 11:50 a.m., reporting a man experiencing seizures and convulsions aboard the 59-foot sailing vessel Pacific Rim.
Sector Columbia River launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The crew arrived on scene at approximately 1:15 p.m., and lowered a trail line and a rescue basket to the vessel’s crew.
The sick man got into the basket and the Jayhawk crew successfully hoisted him to the helicopter. The crew then transported the man to awaiting EMS in Newport, Ore.
His condition is unknown.