Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Injured man airlifted off Bering Sea boat

Coast Guard comes to aid of Cape Reliant. USCG photo

A rescue helicopter today airlifted an injured crewman off the fishing vessel Cape Reliant some 55 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard reported this evening.

Tom Webster, 26, was reported to have suffered head injuries aboard the 58-foot boat, the Coast Guard said.

The cutter Alex Haley was in the area and sent over a medical team to tend to Webster pending the helicopter medevac at 4:25 p.m.

Webster later was flown from Dutch Harbor to Anchorage for treatment. A Coast Guard press release offered nothing more on his condition.

The Cape Reliant is a Petersburg-based boat.

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