Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Kodiak

17th Coast Guard District NewsJUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an injured fisherman from a 57-foot fishing vessel near Kodiak Island Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a call over VHF-FM channel 16 at 1:42 p.m. from the crew of the Kodiak-based fishing vessel Captain Kidd reporting that a 27-year-old crewman broke his arm after it became caught in an anchor line.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene and safely hoisted the man from the Captain Kidd. He was delivered to Kodiak emergency medical personnel at about 2:38 p.m. who transported him to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for futher medical care.

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