Thursday, August 18, 2011

Crewman with facial injuries airlifted to Kodiak

From the U.S. Coast Guard:

Aug. 18, 2011

Kodiak Coast Guard crew medevacs fisherman

An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew today medevaced a 19-year-old fisherman with reported severe facial injuries from Ouzinkie to Kodiak.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a call for help at 7:22 a.m. from the crew of the fishing vessel Karen Kay relaying that there had been an incident aboard the 38-foot fishing vessel Kittiwake.

Daniel Cornelius reportedly was injured when a line onboard the fishing vessel parted and hit him in the face.

The Kittiwake diverted to the port of Ouzinkie, arriving at 9:10 a.m. Cornelius was transported to the local medical clinic for further care and preparation for the helicopter medevac to Kodiak.

The Jayhawk arrived in Ouzinkie at 10:45 a.m., safely picked up Cornelius and transported him to Kodiak, arriving at 11 a.m.

Kodiak emergency medical services transported Cornelius to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further medical care.


Anonymous said...

Is it true that the CG arrived with a cameraman and not a medic? Is there some mission drift here as the CG seeks more publicity for funding support? Three hours is a long time to wait for a helo when a severe injury occurs close to Kodiak Coast Guard. What's the problem?

Anonymous said...

I am Daniel Cornelius' girlfriend. The USCG was so unprofessional, and did not even want to get him. It is a miracle he is alive.