Coast Guard Helicopter Carries Ill Fisherman to Hospital

coast Guard insigniaPress release from the Coast Guard:

A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 22-year-old fisherman near Noyo River who was reportedly suffering from abdominal pains aboard the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel Princess, Sunday.

The Princess’ crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders on VHF-FM channel 16 around 4 p.m., requesting help for a crewmember who was experiencing abdominal pains and unable to walk.

Watchstanders dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Noyo River that was underway nearby self-diverted to respond to the case

The boat crew was on scene within 30 minutes and transferred a Coast Guard member onto the Princess to stay with the patient until the aircrew arrived around 5:30 p.m

Once on scene, the Dolphin crew deployed a rescue swimmer with a basket to hoist the man and transported him to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka for treatment



  • The Coast Guard is absolutely my favorite branch of our US Military services..

    • Semper Paratus

    • Actually the Coast Guard is technically not military, they are a branch of the Dept. of Transportation!!! However I have seen Coast Guard Cutters with a Combat Action Ribbon Insignia!!! This indicates they have served in a Combat Zone!!!

      • They are a branch of the military.

      • The Coast Guard as established January 28, 1915, shall be a military service and a branch of the armed forces of the United States at all times. The Coast Guard shall be a service in the Department of Homeland Security, except when operating as a service in the Navy.

      • The Coast Guard is the oldest SEA going service established August 4, 1790 and has seen combat in every conflict that America has been in.

    • Misidentified branch................................

      That’s because all of the other branches kill people. The Coast Guard tries to keep them alive.

  • Appendicitis perhaps?food poison?yuck😷hope he’s well soon!

  • Probably had better health care on that boat compared to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka. Probably still waiting to be seen by a negligent, low-intelligence, uncaring doctors and some barely qualified, self-centered nurses and staff…as soon as they’re done with their breaks.
    Best of luck to the ill person and all the hard working fisherman risking their lives to provide food and make a living. May you be healthy and enjoy a long life. Good luck!

    • Amen to that!!

    • Two weeks before being diagnosed with cancer my wife and I went to the ER I was experiencing some of the worst pain of my 63 years. They did a Triage after 30 mins and eight hours later I still hadn’t been seen.we left in disgust after a alien minor with diaper rash got seen before me, we had been there for three full hours before they even got there…they suck up the state and federal money and to hell with everyone else.

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