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Coast Guard aircrew rescues injured logger in Yamhill County

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(Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard) (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)
YAMHILL COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a logger with a broken back 25 miles east of Tillamook on Wednesday.

The U.S. Coast Guard said a watchstander at Sector Columbia River received a call for help from Yamhill County 911 dispatch at 11:05 a.m.

A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River aircrew, aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, was diverted from training off the coast of Tillamook and arrived on the scene of the injured logger at 12:02 p.m.

The aircrew was helped by a Yamhill County rescue team who tended to the injured logger until he was safely hoisted by the aircrew.

The logger was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for treatment. He suffered a broken back and had symptoms related to hypothermia. His current condition is unknown.

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