Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman

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The Coast Guard medevac’d a fisherman from Shelikof Strait this weekend. On Sunday morning, the captain of the fishing vessel Transit sent a request for assistance to Coast Guard sector Anchorage, saying that a crewmember was experiencing seizure-like symptoms.

Watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to the location. Once there, they hoisted the 37-year-old fisherman and flew him to Kodiak, where emergency medical services personnel took over.

According to a Coast Guard press release, weather during the time was reported as 7-mph winds with choppy seas and 12-miles of visibility.

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