Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd ClassCharly Hengen
A 46-year-old man was lifted from a fishing boat by the Coast Guard yesterday (Tuesday) morning, 75 miles southwest of Kodiak City in Moser Bay after it was reported that he was severely dehydrated.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak medevac’d Brett Miller off the 60-foot fishing vessel Outer Limits after the boat’s skipper reported that Miller was unable to eat or drink.
The Coast Guard District 17 command center in Juneau diverted a Jayhawk training flight in the area of Moser Bay to pick up Miller about a half-hour later, hoisting him aboard just after 12 noon.
Jayhawk pilot Jason Dorval said reduced visibility to and from Moser Bay was the most challenging part of the mission, but that once they were on-scene, the rescue went smoothly despite the 100-foot ceiling.
The helicopter returned to Kodiak at 1:50 p.m. and transferred Miller to local emergency medical services personnel.