KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew, forward-deployed to Cold Bay, medevac a mariner from the NOAA research vessel Oscar Dyson, Tuesday, near Chignik Bay, Alaska.
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk MRR helicopter aircrew, deployed in Cold Bay, was launched to perform the medevac. Once on the scene the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew deployed the rescue swimmer, hoist safely the man and headed to land to transport and transfer the 54-year-old patient to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in Sand Point.
At 7:54 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Command Center watchstanders received a medevac (medical evacuation) request from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) crew who reported that a crewmember was experiencing medical complications.
The U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew performed the hoist operation for the medically evacuation for the NOAA mariner approximately at 18 nautical miles south of Chignik Bay, Alaska, at 11:07 a.m.
The weather on scene during the time of the rescue included 8-foot seas and 20 knot winds.
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