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Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Fishing Vessel 154 Miles East of Kodiak, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a crewman from the fishing vessel Cape Greig 154 miles east of Kodiak, Tuesday. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the ill crewman and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Kodiak. Coast Guard District 17 Command Center watchstanders in Juneau received notification from Discovery Health Partners stating the 50-year-old crewman was experiencing symptoms of appendicitis. Watchstanders briefed the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac. –USCGwatch video click here 12:48

Coast Guard, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington grant child’s wish in Kodiak, Alaska 

Members from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington granted a child’s wish to be a rescue swimmer in Kodiak, Alaska, Friday and Saturday. Andrew Bishop, an 8-year-old boy from Woodland, Washington, was designated as an honorary rescue swimmer aboard the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter after completing modified rescue swimmer pool training and basic air crewman training, Friday. Bishop was given a flight suit and reported for duty as a rescue swimmer, Saturday morning. During his first day of duty, he responded to a search and rescue case where he and the aircrew hoisted a hiker with simulated injuries. Bishop and the crew simulated CPR on the hiker and safely transported him to the air station. After the mission, he was met by members of various Coast Guard units and families and was presented an Air Medal for his work during the rescue. click here to read the story, and view more image’s. Well Done! 20:09

Flying Wild Alaska – Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak

Air Station Kodiak, Alaska is a place that many may have seen on television and in movies. Air Station Kodiak has featured regularly in the Weather Channel show Coast Guard Alaska over the last several years, and was also a central focus for the movie “The Guardian” starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher. But to those assigned Air Station Kodiak, it is much more. The true beauty of Alaska, or Kodiak island specifically, is hard to explain. Yet to some, the Coast Guard Air Station, it’s aircraft, rescue swimmers and pilots, are often the last bastion of hope for many that call the Kodiak area, the Aleusian islands that head southwest in a chain that stretches towards Russia or many of the other isolated Alaskan wilderness inside the massive service area covered by Coast Guard Air Station Alaska home. continue reading the story here 09:04

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Kodiak Island, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a fisherman from the fishing vessel Transit in Shelikof Strait near Kodiak Island Sunday morning. The 37-year-old fisherman was hoisted and transported to Kodiak where he was met by awaiting emergency medical services personnel. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a medevac request from the captain of the Transit who reported a crewmember was suffering from seizure like symptoms.   The duty flight surgeon recommended the medevac and the helicopter crew was dispatched.  Weather on scene during the time of the medevac was reported as 7-mph winds with choppy seas and 12-miles of visibility. Link 07:35

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevaced an injured fisherman from F/V Beverly Ann 50 miles southeast of Seward Tuesday

Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders received the report via satellite telephone from a crewmember aboard the Beverly Ann stating the 22-year-old fisherman was struck in the head by deck equipment and needed medical assistance. The watchstanders directed the launch of the helicopter crew. [email protected]

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs fisherman from F/V Ruth M near Cordova, Alaska

uscg-logoThe helicopter crew, forward-deployed to Cordova for the summer season, was conducting a routine patrol when Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders received the medevac request from the crew of the Ruth M, and diverted the aircrew to the ship’s location. [email protected]

52-year-old Fisherman medevaced from F/V Katie Ann in Bering Sea – reportedly suffering from symptoms of intestinal bleeding

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a fisherman reportedly suffering from symptoms of intestinal bleeding more than 110 miles northwest of Cold Bay Thursday. continued

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Kodiak Island, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a fisherman from the fishing vessel New Venture in the Shelikof Strait 95 miles west of Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday. uscg logoRead more here