Coast Guard rescues fisherman in Winchester Bay - KPTV - FOX 12

Coast Guard rescues fisherman in Winchester Bay

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A fisherman had to be rescued by the Coast Guard after having a seizure while on a fishing boat in Winchester Bay Thursday morning.

The fisherman was nine miles west of the Umpqua River entrance.

The Coast Guard helicopter from the air station in North Bend responded to the call just after 11 a.m.

The seas were rough, so they hoisted him up into a helicopter and transported him to land.

He was then taken to a hospital and is now recovering.

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