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Coast Guard medevac woman from vessel near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevac woman from vessel near Cold Bay, Alaska
Archive image: KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak conducts training with the Alaska State Troopers’ Boat Woldstad off Kodiak Island in the Pacific Ocean Jan. 15, 2008.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kurt Fredrickson.

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew medevac a woman from a fishing vessel approximately 101 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted the woman at​ 10 p.m.​ and safely transported her to a LifeMed flight team in Cold Bay for further transport to Anchorage.​

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 17th District command center in Juneau received a medevac (medical evacuation) request from Health Force Partners on behalf of American Triumph at approximately​ 4​ p.m. Saturday for a 31-year-old crew member reportedly experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction.​

Watchstanders directed the launch of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Forward Operating Location Cold Bay.​

Archive image: Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot Lt. Cmdr. George Cottrell takes off with a crew from Air Station Kodiak to participate in a hoist demonstration in Womens Bay, Alaska, July 25, 2013. Crews at Air Station Kodiak train regularly with Coast Guard boat crews to prepare for deployment into some of the most challenging environmental conditions in the world.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Tracey Mertens.

«Good, consistent communication between command center personnel, American Triumph and Health Force Partners allowed us to monitor the patient’s condition and coordinate an effective rescue when her condition worsened,”​ said​ Petty Officer First Class Christopher Catalioto, a 17th District command center watchstander.​

On-scene weather at the time of the rescue was an air temperature of​ 28​ degrees,​ 29 mph winds, and visibility of​ 10​ nautical miles.


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