Fisherman Injured by Crab Pot


Petty Officer 3rd Class Ralph Aguero (left), an aviation survival technician with Air Station Kodiak, and Coast Guard Base Kodiak Fire Department personnel work with Kodiak City Fire Department emergency medical responders to load Jimmy Cook, 48, into an ambulance for transfer to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center Sept. 28, 2011.

Aguero prepared Cook to be hoisted into the rescue helicopter from the fishing vessel Van Elliott and provided emergency medical care in the helicopter during the flight to Kodiak.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis

Jay Barrett/KMXT

A 48-year-old Kodiak fisherman needed to be hoisted from his boat Thursday by the Coast Guard after suffering a head injury. Jimmy Cook was medevac’d from the 70-foot fishing vessel Van Elliot about 40 miles west of Kodiak City in the Kupreanof Strait.

Cook was injured after being hit in the head by a crab pot. The Jayhawk crew from Air Station Kodiak brought Cook back to Kodiak Thursday afternoon and transferred him to an awaiting city of Kodiak ambulance, which took him to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. His current condition is unknown.

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