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USCG Air Station Kodiak medevacs Cutter John Midgett crewmember near Kodiak, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak rescue swimmer is lowered onto the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett 150 nautical miles southeast of Kodiak on Oct. 19, 2019. USCG medevacs Cutter crewmember
Archive image: a Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew prepares to land on one of the Coast Guard cutters near Kodiak Island, Alaska.
Yesterday in the mission: A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak rescue swimmer is lowered onto the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett 150 nautical miles southeast of Kodiak on Oct. 19, 2019.
The aircrew medically evacuated a 40-year-old male crewmember from the ship, who was reportedly experiencing symptoms of a stroke.
U.S. Coast Guard photo.

KODIAK, Alaska — A USCG Air Station Kodiak aircrew medevacs a Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett crewmember from the ship near Kodiak, Saturday.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the patient to awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel in Kodiak.

At 10:00 a.m., District 17 Command Center watchstanders received a call from a John Midgett crewmember requesting a medevac for the 40-year-old male who was reportedly experiencing symptoms of a stroke. 

The ship was approximately 150 nautical miles southeast of Kodiak when the medevac request came in.

At 12:54 p.m., the aircrew arrived on scene, conducted a litter hoist and transported the crewmember to shore, where he was then taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. 

the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757). USCG medevacs Cutter crewmember
Archive image: the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757).
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson.

-USCG-

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