- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) - A Coast Guard helicopter crew from North Bend on the southern Oregon coast has flown an ailing crewman from a commercial fishing vessel 30 miles off northern California to waiting medics in Crescent City, California.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer in Seattle says the whole operation took about three hours Tuesday evening from the time the parent company of the 344-foot fishing vessel Alaska Ocean called a Coast Guard command center in Alameda, California, just before 5 p.m.

She says the 33-year-old crewman reportedly suffered from chest pain and lost consciousness. He was hoisted aboard the helicopter.

The man’s condition was not known late Tuesday night.

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