MV Statendam. Photo by Jerzystrzelecki via Wikimedia Commons
An Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevac’d an 83 year-old man experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack from a cruise ship about 70 miles east of Kodiak Island, Wednesday.
The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man, along with a nurse from the cruise ship Statendam, and transferred them to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak. The Holland-America Lines ship had left Kodiak just a few hours before.
The weather at the time of the medevac was mild, with 15 mph winds with 5-foot seas.