KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevac an injured fisherman north of Kodiak Island, Alaska, Monday.
The man was transported via small boat to shore from the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel Rubicon. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew further transported the man safely to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak.
At approximately 12:45p.m., Sector Anchorage command center personnel received notification from the wife of the fishing vessel’s master requesting a medevac for an injured crew member.
At approximately 1:42 p.m., the aircrew landed on a nearby beach and further transported the man to local EMS.
«This was a very quick case,» said Lt. Jared Carbajal, the aircraft commander on the case. «Good communications from the boat, excellent flexibility and the captain’s expert seamanship enabled a very quick pick-up and transfer of the injured fisherman to medical care.»
On-scene weather was an air temperature of 75 degrees, water temperature of 55 degrees, 17-mph winds and clear skies.