Cruise Ship Passenger Makes Unexpected Return to Kodiak – Via Medevac


MV Statendam. Photo by Jerzystrzelecki via Wikimedia Commons 

Jay Barrett/KMXT

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.

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