Coast Guard Medevacs Two Injured Men

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Tuesday, the crew aboard a cargo ship 220 miles southeast of Kodiak faced rough weather which resulted in multiple injuries and two men being medevac’d off the vessel. A Coast Guard crew that afternoon would report conditions on-site closer to Kodiak to be 18 mph winds and 19-foot seas.

Earlier in the day, a 32-year-old and 28-year-old man suffered a fall and the crew aboard the Cemtex Venture radioed for help. The Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders who received the call suggested to the crew that they sail towards Kodiak Island to get within the range of Coast Guard helicopters.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and HC-130 airplane crew met the ship and flew the crewmembers to Kodiak. There, emergency medical services personnel attended to the injured men. One was transferred by LifeMed to Anchorage and the other was brought to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.

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