Coast Guard rescues seriously injured logger

Coast Guard rescues seriously injured logger

Coast Guard rescues seriously injured logger

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by SARA ROTH and KGW.com Staff

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Posted on July 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 7:26 PM

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – A 26-year-old man from Kelso, Wash. was seriously injured while logging Monday morning in Forest Grove. He has been airlifted to Oregon Health & Science University.

According to Forest Grove Fire and Rescue, the man was injured around 6 a.m. Monday when he was struck by a tree-sized log rolling down a hill. He was working for Nyberg logging at the time. 

He was about 400 feet down a ravine near Northwest Wilson River Highway in Forest Grove. He was reportedly bleeding heavily and had two broken legs.

Local emergency medical teams could not rescue the logger. The U.S. Coast Guard sent a Jayhawk helicopter crews to rescue the man from a deep ravine.

Crews located the victim at 8 a.m. and flew him to OHSU. Fire and rescue crews did not believe his injuries were life threatening. 

The identity of the logger have not yet been released.

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