Friday, July 1, 2011

USCG medevacs injured Bristol Bay fisherman

From the U.S. Coast Guard:

July 1, 2011

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman with broken arm

KODIAK — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew this morning medevaced a 56-year-old fisherman reportedly suffering from a severely broken forearm aboard the 32-foot fishing vessel Miss Maria 14 miles west of Naknek.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM radio from the Alaska State Troopers patrol vessel Stimson stating the Miss Maria crewman reportedly suffered a double compound fracture to his right forearm. The troopers had safely transferred him to the Stimson.

The watchstanders directed the launch of the helicopter at 12:38 a.m. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 2:53 a.m., safely hoisted the fisherman and flew to Kodiak.

The rescue crew arrived in Kodiak at 5:32 a.m. and safely transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services who took him to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further medical care in reportedly stable condition.

Weather at the time of the rescue was reported as winds of 21 mph with 2-foot seas.

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