Coast Guard medevacs fisherman with broken arm near Naknek to Kodiak

17th Coast Guard District NewsKODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 56-year-old fisherman reportedly suffering from a severely broken forearm aboard the 32-foot fishing vessel Miss Maria 14 miles west of Naknek Friday morning.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM radio from the Alaska State Trooper patrol vessel Stimson crew stating the Miss Maria crewman reportedly suffered a double compound fracture to his right forearm. The troopers had safely transferred him to the Stimson. The watchstanders directed the launch of the helicopter crew at 12:38 a.m.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 2:53 a.m., safely hoisted the fisherman and flew to Kodiak. The rescue crew arrived in Kodiak at 5:32 a.m. and safely transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services who took him to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further medical care in reportedly stable condition.

Weather at the time of the rescue was reported as winds of 21 mph with two foot seas.

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