Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Baranof crewman needs medevac

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter yesterday hoisted a crewman off the 180-foot fishing vessel Baranof about 60 miles southwest of St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea.

The 39-year-old crewman, whom the Coast Guard didn't name, was said to be suffering from "circulatory complications."

"Due to icing conditions in St. Paul Harbor and the Baranof's inability to enter the harbor, the helicopter medevac was determined to be the safest and quickest means to get the fisherman to needed medical care," the Coast Guard said.

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