Friday, June 8, 2012

Helo medevacs crewman shocked aboard trawler

A Coast Guard helicopter today airlifted a crewman suffering cardiac complications after receiving an electric shock aboard the 145-foot trawler Cape Horn.

The crewman reportedly took a shock of 480 volts while working on an electrical switchboard, the Coast Guard said.

The Cape Horn was in the Bering Sea, 172 miles northwest of Dillingham.

The helicopter reached the vessel at 1:25 p.m., safely hoisted the crewman and delivered him for care at Dillingham.

The Coast Guard didn't name the 43-year-old victim.

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