52-Year-Old With Stroke Symptoms Hoisted from Cargo Ship South of Kodiak

Jay Barrett/KMXT

An Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew medevac’d a 52-year-old man from a 600-foot cargo vessel, approximately 150 miles south of Kodiak on Tuesday.

The MH-60 Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the man from the Elsa and transported him to Kodiak Providence Medical Center for further care.

Watchstanders from Coast Guard District 17 command center received a report Monday evening from the crew of the Elsa that the crewmember was suffering from symptoms of a stroke. Watchstanders conferred with the duty flight surgeon who recommended 4-hour scheduled communications with the vessel to monitor the crewmember’s condition. 

Tuesday afternoon the crew reported to watchstanders that the crewmember was suffering from convulsions. The on-duty flight surgeon then recommended an immediate medevac.

Weather on scene was reported as 15–mph winds and 8-foot seas.

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