Thursday, September 29, 2011

Injured fisherman airlifted to Kodiak

The U.S. Coast Guard this evening reported a crewman suffered head injuries from a crab pot while working aboard the fishing vessel Van Elliott in Kupreanof Strait, 46 miles west of Kodiak.

A rescue helicopter hoisted Jimmy Cook, 48, off the 70-foot vessel and took him to Kodiak for medical care.

It wasn't clear from a Coast Guard press release exactly when the injury occurred.


Anonymous said...

Should read injured cod fisherman... unless the Van Elliot switched over to dungies lately. Doubt it.

Deckboss said...


I've removed the "crab fisherman" reference from the headline.

Anonymous said...

Is he OK