NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured logger after a 60-foot fall 10 miles northeast of Mapleton, in the Siuslaw National Forest, Thursday afternoon.
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Sector North Bend safely hoisted the 35-year-old logger, who reportedly suffered neck and back injuries, and transported the man to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at River Bend in Eugene.
Coast Guard watchstanders in the Sector North Bend command center received the medical evacuation request from Lane County Dispatch personnel at 3 p.m. The aircrew was immediately dispatched to render assistance. Once on scene, the aircrew conducted a 200-foot hoist because there wasn’t anywhere nearby to land.
Paramedics were on scene and provided initial medical care to the logger.
The condition of the man is unknown at this time.