Injured man hoisted from HMCS Nanaimo

SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard crews hoisted an injured man from a Canadian naval vessel that was in the northern section of Admiralty Inlet.

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command centre in Seattle was notified at 10:30 a.m. Friday that a man aboard the Royal Canadian Navy Ship HMCS Nanaimo had sustained a head injury after a fall. HMCS Nanaimo is based out of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.

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The coast guard says the ship crew reported that the man had a laceration on his head and showed signs of a concussion.

A coast guard helicopter crew conducting training exercises nearby responded and lowered a rescue swimmer onto the ship’s deck.

The injured man was then put into a basket and hoisted into the helicopter.

The aircraft transported him to a Seattle hospital where he was then transferred by ambulance to another facility for medical care.

The patient’s medical condition was not known.

— With a file from the Times Colonist

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