The MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew hoisted the man at approximately 10:30 p.m. and transferred him to the local Cold Bay medical clinic to wait for further transport to Anchorage.
Watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received the request for the medevac from HealthForce Partners on behalf of the fishing vessel Alaska Ocean at approximately 7 p.m. for a 45-year-old crew member who suffered a crush injury to the arm.
The Alaska Ocean was 60 nautical miles from Cold Bay during the initial call for help. Watchstanders directed the launch of the MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew from the Forward Operating Location Cold Bay.
«Good communication with the Alaska Ocean, the MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew, and the 17th District command center, we were able to conduct the medevac (medical evacuation) so the patient could receive a higher level of medical care,» said Lt. Joseph Wineke a Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstander.
On-scene weather at the time of the rescue was an air temperature of 28 degrees, 23 mph winds, and visibility of about 11 miles.
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