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Canadian sailor airlifted to hospital by U.S. Coast Guard after being injured near Seattle

The Canadian vessel was travelling near Seattle, Wa., when a crew member fell and injured his head.

Canadian ship was travelling in U.S. waters at the time of the accident

The Canadian man was airlifted after he apparently hit his head Friday morning and showed signs of a concussion. (U.S. Coast Guard )

A Canadian sailor can thank his American counterparts for getting him safely to hospital after he was injured on board a ship near Seattle, Wash., Friday morning. 

The U.S. Coast Guard says the man hurt his head during a fall on board the HMCS Nanaimo as it sailed near Whidbey Island in Puget Sound..

A helicopter conducting training exercises nearby lifted the man off the deck in a basket. The Canadian sailor was taken to a medical centre before he was driven to an American hospital to get treatment.

His condition is unknown.