A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak medevac’d a crewman from the fishing vessel Stella in the Shelikof Strait on Friday. The Coast Guard would not identify the 35-year-old fisherman, but said he was suffering from hypothermia after falling overboard.
The Coast Guard reports the man spent a significant amount of time in the 38-degree water before being rescued by crewmen aboard the 58-foot Stella. After being hoisted aboard the Jayhawk, the man was returned to Kodiak and transferred to the hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.
The Coast Guard is investigating.
FV Stella Crewman Rescued