Coast Guard rescues injured cargo ship crewman

Coast Guard rescues injured cargo ship crewman
Photo courtesy of US Coast Guard.
SEATTLE (AP) - A Coast Guard helicopter has airlifted an injured crewman from a cargo ship in the Pacific about 10 miles west of Grays Harbor.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama said the crewman rescued Friday by a helicopter crew from Astoria, Ore., had suffered a head injury. He was reportedly conscious when he was transferred to the care of medics in Astoria. The unidentified man was taken to an Astoria hospital for further evaluation.

An agent for the cargo ship Star Delta says the man was injured when the ship encountered heavy seas.