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Coast Guard medevac fisherman from fishing vessel near cold Bay

Coast Guard medevac fisherman from fishing vessel near cold Bay
Archive image: A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter (MRR) aircrew transfers a medevaced patient to an emergency medical services ambulance in Kodiak, Alaska.
The patient was medically evacuated from the fishing vessel Providence in Lazy Bay on the southern point of Kodiak Island.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Steenson.

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew rescue (medevac) a 28-year-old fisherman from the fishing vessel Phoenix approximately 160 nautical miles northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday.

The Watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard 17th District command center received a report at 11:24 p.m. Saturday from the fishing vessel Phoenix crew that a crewmember was suffering severe abdominal pain.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew was launched to fishing vessel location from Coast Guard Forward Operating Location (FOL) Cold Bay. Once arrived to scene, at 6:13 a.m. Sunday, the rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted the injured fisherman and transported him to Cold Bay to transfer the man to awaiting Guardian Flight HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) crew who transported him to Anchorage, Alaska, for further medical care.

«The rescue helicopter aircrews we have deployed to our seasonal forward operating locations help us to respond to these types of cases throughout Alaska,” said Lt. Lindsay Wheeler 17th District command duty officer. “They allow the Coast Guard to respond to emergencies in a shorter amount of time.”

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