KODIAK, Alaska — A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin aircrew, forward deployed to Cordova, medevac (medical evacuation) an injured crewmember from the fishing vessel Silver Storm near Esther Island, Thursday.
The MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew arrived on the scene, deployed the rescue swimmer, safely hoisted the fishing vessel crewmember and headed to land to transport and transfer the patient to emergency medical personel awaiting at Providence Hospital in Anchorage to receive higher medical care.
At 6:36 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Command Center watchstanders received a relay from crewmembers aboard the vessel Nordic Lady requesting medical assistance for a 60-year-old male crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Silver Storm, who reportedly suffered from head trauma and required further medical attention.
After the crewmember was injured, the vessel Silver Storm crew set anchor and administered first aid, but called for assistance when they were unable to control the bleeding.
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