Coast Guard medevacs freighter crewman outside of Cleveland Harbor

CLEVELAND - A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew returns to Station Cleveland Harbor here after medically evacuating an injured crewmember from the motor vessel American Integrity in Lake Erie, Monday, April 4, 2011. The station boatcrew transported Fredrick Funck, 61, to shore after the crew of the American Integrity contacted the Coast Guard at 8:23 a.m. and reported Funck had sustained an injury to his hand while working onboard the 1,000-foot, U.S.-flagged bulk carrier. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PAC Kyle N. NiemiCLEVELAND – A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor medically evacuated an injured crewmember from the motor vessel American Integrity just outside of the Cleveland Harbor breakwall April 4, 2011.

The station boatcrew medevaced Fredrick Funck, 61, to shore after the crew of the American Integrity contacted the Coast Guard at 8:23 a.m., and reported Funck had sustained an injury to his hand while working onboard the 1,000-foot, U.S.-flagged bulk carrier.

Funck was delivered into the care of emergency medical technicians upon their arrival at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor.

CLEVELAND - A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew returns to Station Cleveland Harbor here after medically evacuating an injured crewmember from the motor vessel American Integrity in Lake Erie, Monday, April 4, 2011. The station boatcrew transported Fredrick Funck, 61, to shore after the crew of the American Integrity contacted the Coast Guard at 8:23 a.m. and reported Funck had sustained an injury to his hand while working onboard the 1,000-foot, U.S.-flagged bulk carrier. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PAC Kyle N. Niemi

CLEVELAND - A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew returns to Station Cleveland Harbor here after medically evacuating an injured crewmember from the motor vessel American Integrity in Lake Erie, Monday, April 4, 2011. The station boatcrew transported Fredrick Funck, 61, to shore after the crew of the American Integrity contacted the Coast Guard at 8:23 a.m. and reported Funck had sustained an injury to his hand while working onboard the 1,000-foot, U.S.-flagged bulk carrier. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PAC Kyle N. Niemi

CLEVELAND - U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Patrick Owens walks up the pier at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor here with Fredrick Funck after a Cleveland Harbor 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew (shown in the background) medically evacuated Funck from the freighter American Integrity due to a severe hand injury April 4, 2011. The boatcrew met the freighter outside of the Cleveland Harbor breakwall shortly after they called for help around 8:30 a.m., transferred the man to the RB-S, and brought him to Station Cleveland Harbor where emergency medical technicians were waiting to take him to a local hospital for treatment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen)

CLEVELAND - U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Patrick Owens walks up the pier at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor here with Fredrick Funck after a Cleveland Harbor 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew (shown in the background) medically evacuated Funck from the freighter American Integrity due to a severe hand injury April 4, 2011. The boatcrew met the freighter outside of the Cleveland Harbor breakwall shortly after they called for help around 8:30 a.m., transferred the man to the RB-S, and brought him to Station Cleveland Harbor where emergency medical technicians were waiting to take him to a local hospital for treatment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen)

CLEVELAND - U.S. Coast Guard Fireman Wayne Walker (right) watches as emergency medical technicians load Fredrick Funck into an ambulance at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor April 4, 2011. Walker was one of four people on a Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small who medically evacuated Funck from the freighter American Integrity just outside of the Cleveland Harbor breakwall due to a severe hand injury Monday morning. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen)

CLEVELAND - U.S. Coast Guard Fireman Wayne Walker (right) watches as emergency medical technicians load Fredrick Funck into an ambulance at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor April 4, 2011. Walker was one of four people on a Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small who medically evacuated Funck from the freighter American Integrity just outside of the Cleveland Harbor breakwall due to a severe hand injury Monday morning. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen)

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