Coast Guard medevacs injured man after fall

Coast Guard District 17 NewsJUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Sitka medevaced an injured man from Port Alexander to Sitka Tuesday.

Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders were notified at 12:25 p.m. that a 38-year-old man reportedly suffered back injuries after falling from scaffolding.

The crew of the Jayhawk arrived in Port Alexander at 3:10 p.m. and safely delivered the man to Sitka emergency medical personnel for further treatment at the Sitka Community Hospital by 4:09 p.m.

The Air Station Sitka flight surgeon recommended the Jayhawk be used in lieu of commercial transportation due to the space necessary for moving someone with a back injury.

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