The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted a mariner to safety Friday along the southern Oregon coast.
The agency said it evacuated the mariner, who was reportedly suffering from seizures, and took him to a hospital in Coos Bay. Authorities at Coast Guard Sector North Bend got a request for medical help early Friday evening, and the agency finished hoisting him into a helicopter less than 45 minutes later, the Coast Guard said.
He was transferred to hospital medical staff in just over an hour.
The mariner was aboard the 36-foot fishing vessel Lacie Belle, which was about 10 miles north of Cape Blanco, the Coast