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Coast Guard MH-65 Kodiak aircrew medevac man near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard MH-65 Kodiak aircrew medevac man near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak and deployed aboard Cutter Alex Haley, prepares for a helicopter in-flight refueling at sea evolution with the cutter crew during a search and rescue case near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. The crew hoisted an injured fisherman from the vessel Magnus Martens and placed him in the care of awaiting Guardian Flight Alaska personnel for further transport to Anchorage.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Benjamin DeGroot.

DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter aircrew medevac an injured fisherman​ Wednesday in the Bering Sea, about 80 miles northeast of Dutch​ Harbor.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak and​ deployed aboard Cutter Alex Haley, hoisted the man from the vessel​ Magnus Martens after he suffered a severe leg injury. He was flown to Cold Bay and placed in the care of awaiting Guardian Flight Alaska​ personnel for further transport to Anchorage.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, also based out of Kodiak, received​ initial notification about the injured man while on patrol in the Bering Sea in the vicinity of Unimak Island.

The USCGC Alex Haley crew learned via VHF marine radio at about 11:30 a.m. that the​ fisherman was injured aboard the fishing vessel, located off the north coast of​ Unimak Island on Slime Bank.

Coast Guard MH-65 Kodiak aircrew medevac man near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak (right corner), carries an injured man toward an awaiting Guardian Flight Alaska aircraft crew in Cold Bay, Alaska, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. The man suffered a severe leg injury aboard a fishing boat and was medevaced by the Coast Guard crew earlier that day.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Nick Cosenza.

The man was initially taken to Dutch Harbor to receive care, but​needed to be taken to a higher level of care. The weather at the time​ did not allow a contracted provider to pick up the injured man in​ Dutch Harbor, so the Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) helicopter aircrew flew him to Cold Bay​ for the transfer to Guardian Flight care.

Conditions at the time of the hoist included 5-knot winds and 6-foot​ visibility.

“Due to the range from Dutch Harbor and because the fisherman’s severe injuries required additional time to place him in a rescue litter, the helicopter needed to refuel at sea,» said Lt. Wes Jones, aircraft commander for the case. «Helicopter in-flight refueling is an incredibly demanding and complex maneuver for both the cutter and the aircraft to increase on scene endurance. The combined teamwork of the crew aboard Alex Haley, the Magnus Martens, and the 17th District command center enabled us to get this man on a Guardian​ Flight aircraft headed to Anchorage to receive the care he needs.”

-USCG-

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