SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the fishing vessel 35 miles west of Cape Alava, Wash., Sunday.
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., received a report that a man aboard the fishing vessel Tia Elise, homeported in Neah Bay, Wash., was ill and needed medical attention at 10:50 a.m. An MH-65 helicopter crew was launched to retrieve the man and take him to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.
Air Station Port Angeles is responsible for conducting Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement/Homeland Security and Resource Protection activities in an area that includes the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the northwestern coast of Washington around the Olympic Peninsula to the mouth of Puget Sound.
In this video released by the Coast Guard, crewmembers from Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., medevac a man from the fishing vessel, Tia Elise, 35 miles west of Cape Alava, Wash., April 19, 2009. The man was taken to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles for treatment. (Coast Guard video/Air Station Port Angeles)