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Coast Guard medevac fisherman injured 170 miles southwest of Kodiak

Coast Guard medevac fisherman injured 170 miles southwest of Kodiak. MH-60 Jayhawk Air Station Kodiak
Archive image: a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew prepares to conduct sling load training in Chiniak, on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Sling load training requires aircrews to practice hoisting and transporting aids-to-navigation towers in preparation for when they have to move them to remote, high-elevation locations to mark hazards to navigation for transiting mariners.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska​ — The Coast Guard medevac an injured fisherman Saturday from the boat Alaskan Dream southwest of Kodiak Island.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted the 49-year-old man from the 58-foot fishing vessel Alaskan Dream at approximately 1:15 p.m. He was transported to Air Station Kodiak and placed in the care of awaiting local EMS.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard 17th District command center in Juneau received the initial call from the Alaskan Dream at about 9 a.m., reporting that a crew member had sustained a serious injury to his finger, approximately 170 miles southwest of Kodiak.

The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon determined that the patient was at risk for infection, and recommended a medevac.

Conditions at the time of the hoist included 6 mph winds, 9-foot seas, an air temperature of 17 degrees, and a water temperature of 34 degrees.


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