Saturday, October 1, 2011

USCG rescues crewman with severe ankle injury

From the U.S. Coast Guard:

Sept. 30, 2011

Coast Guard conducts medevac of injured crewman

KODIAK — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter on Friday medevaced a crewman from the fishing vessel Tanusha 25 miles north of Kodiak.

The master of the Tanusha contacted the Coast Guard over VHF-FM Channel 16 at 3:05 p.m. requesting a medevac for a 44-year-old crewman who had suffered severe injuries to his left ankle when it became tangled in a line on deck.

The rescue helicopter arrived on scene at 4:30 p.m. and successfully hoisted the crewman aboard.

The helicopter returned to Air Station Kodiak at 6 p.m., and the injured man was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.

The Tanusha is a 57-foot Kodiak-based fishing vessel. The crew was fishing on the west side of Afognak Island.


Anonymous said...

Crewmember was only 24 but I heard he's a badass and was laughing the whole time

Anonymous said...

He is a good hang. He worked for me fishing in Saipan. And he is 24.

Anonymous said...

I mean a GOOD HAND, sorry typing in the dark.

Anonymous said...

naw u had it right he is a "good hang"..i heard hes hung like a horse

Anonymous said...

Good God! Kodiak fishermen.......ornery lot we are!