FV Cape Caution Crewman Medevac’d to Kodiak


Kodiak emergency medical services transfer a fisherman suffering from severe abdominal distress from a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew to an awaiting ambulance Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska. The fisherman was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further care. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg

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An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevac’d an ailing crewmember from a fishing vessel about 70 miles southeast of Chignik today (Thursday).

A 17th Coast Guard District watch-stander received a report at 3:32 a.m. Thursday morning of a 32-year-old male aboard the fishing vessel Cape Caution who was suffering from severe abdominal pain. The air station launched a rescue helicopter at 4:45 a.m., which arrived on scene at 6:31 a.m. and successfully hoisted the man aboard.

The aircrew transferred the patient to emergency medical services in Kodiak, who then transported him to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

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