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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Cold Bay, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew medevaced a man from the 252-foot fishing vessel Kodiak Enterprise approximately 40 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska, Friday afternoon. The rescue helicopter crew transported the 55-year-old fisherman to Cold Bay and were met by LifeMed Alaska personnel who transferred the patient to Anchorage for further medical care. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 17th District in Juneau received notification from Health Force Partners requesting a medevac for a crewmember who was reportedly suffering from an abdominal medical condition.  The duty flight surgeon recommended the medevac and the helicopter crew was dispatched from Dutch Harbor. Weather on scene during the time of the medevac was reported as 15-mph winds with 3-foot seas and 10 miles of visibility. Link 13:14

Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel crewman 57 miles off Cold Bay, Alaska

fv-seabrook-medevacA Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew deployed to Forward Operating Location Cold Bay medevaced a 31-year-old male from a fishing vessel 57 miles west-northwest of Cold Bay Sunday morning. Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District Command Center received information relayed from the Coast Guard Base Kodiak Police Department that a crew member aboard the fishing vessel Seabrooke experienced chest pains and numbness in his left arm. The duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac to a higher level of medical care within two to four hours and have the patient administered aspirin and nitroglycerin. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the crewman from the Seabrooke and transported him to the Cold Bay Medical Clinic. Due to weather, the crewman remained at the clinic until an HC-130 aircrew from Air Station Kodiak could take him to Kodiak for further medical care. Life Med transported the patient to Anchorage.  “The forward operating location in Cold Bay was only 50 miles from the distress location, instead of 370 miles if you flew from Kodiak,” said Lt. Sean Glavan, duty officer, Air Station Kodiak. “We were able to get an aircrew on scene within 30 minutes of takeoff to get the crewman immediate medical attention.” Weather at the time of the medevac was driving rain with 55-knot winds and 10 to 15-foot seas. Video 08:20

Ready to respond: FOL Cold Bay

For many, the fall season means cooling temperatures, leaves turning and all things pumpkin. But for the men and women of Air Station Kodiak, the fall is all about the cold, Cold Bay to be exact. Kodiak stood up a seasonal forward operating location in Cold Bay, Alaska, in advance of winter fisheries with one MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and rotating crews. A second helicopter and crew will remain at the ready in Kodiak to assist in any long-range or complex cases. [email protected]  12:53