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Coast Guard medevac fisherman 200 nm of Dutch Harbor

Coast Guard medevac fisherman 200 nm of Dutch Harbor
Archive image: KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard pilots from Air Station Kodiak conduct a rotor test on an MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter after aviation maintenance technicians worked on the aircraft in the hanger.
Air Station Kodiak has four Jayhawks, four MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and five HC-130 Hercules airplanes responsible for covering the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and the Arctic Ocean.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Dana Warr.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevac a fisherman from the fishing vessel Patricia Lee Tuesday, approximately 200 nautical miles southwest of Dutch Harbor.

A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted an injured fisherman from the 117-foot, commercial fishing vessel Patricia Lee at about 11:50 p.m. He was flown to Dutch Harbor and placed in the care of LifeMed personnel.

Watchstanders of the Coast Guard 17th District command center in Juneau received the initial request for the medevac of the fisherman from the fishing vessel Patricia Lee at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. The master reported a crew member had sustained serious injuries to his pelvic region after becoming pinned by a crab pot about 225 miles west of Dutch Harbor.

Command center personnel directed the launch of the Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk MRR helicopter crew from Cold Bay, while the Patricia Lee made way toward Dutch Harbor. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft aircrew and an additional MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew were launched from Air Station Kodiak to provide back up.

A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak lowers a rescue swimmer before hoisting an injured fisherman from the 117-foot commercial fishing vessel Patricia Lee, approximately 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor Alaska, Oct. 19, 2021.
The patient was flown to Dutch Harbor and placed in the care of LifeMed personnel.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak video.

«Thanks to the cooperation among aircrew members, the command center team and the crew aboard Patricia Lee, our Kodiak team was able to hoist and deliver this young individual to a higher level of care,» said Lt. Robert McConnel, Air Station Kodiak operations duty officer for the case. «Our crews routinely train for the treacherous Alaska night conditions they encountered yesterday. It feels good to see our team execute when someone’s life is on the line.»

Weather at the time of the hoist included 40 mph winds gusting to 55 and 14-foot seas, with rain, snow and sleet squalls.

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