- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) - The Coast Guard rescued a 41-year-old man who suffered a severe leg injury while on the north jetty of Grays Harbor, Washington.

A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man and brought him to the Bowerman airport on Sunday. He was taken to Seattle for medical care.

The initial report came in to Grays Harbor station via 911 dispatch. The station personnel relayed the report to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River who directed the launch of the helicopter crew.

Chief Petty Officer Justin Urbano says the severity of the man’s injuries made it critical to get him medical attention quickly.

The man was not immediately identified.


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