Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crew medevacs an injured fisherman north of Kodiak Island

At approximately 12:45p.m., Sector Anchorage command center personnel received notification from the wife of the fishing vessel’s master requesting a medevac for an injured crew member. District 17 command center personnel directed the launch of an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew to respond.  At approximately 1:42 p.m., the aircrew landed on a nearby beach and further transported the man to local EMS.  “Good communications from the boat, excellent flexibility and the captain’s expert seamanship enabled a very quick pick-up and transfer of the injured fisherman to medical care.” >click to read< 08:02

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