Coast Guard medevacs injured woman in Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska NewsKODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 50-year-old woman near Saltery Cove in Kodiak, Alaska, Friday.

An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely transported the woman from Saltery Cove to Kodiak Municipal Airport where she was delivered to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

The crew of an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and Kodiak Fire Department personnel depart after completing a medevac of an injured woman in Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 1, 2014. Due to the nature of the injuries and the remote location of the accident, the Coast Guard assisted Kodiak Police Department in safely transporting the woman to emergency medical services. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Tracey Mertens.)

The crew of an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and Kodiak Fire Department personnel depart after completing a medevac of an injured woman in Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 1, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Tracey Mertens.)

Watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received the injury report from the Kodiak Police Department who said a woman was injured as the result of an ATV accident. The duty flight surgeon recommended medevac and the helicopter crew was dispatched to the scene.

“Due to the nature of the injuries and the remote location of the accident the safest and most effective way to transport this survivor was using a Coast Guard helicopter,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Monk, an aviation survival technician at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. “Our continuous training prepares us to safely and effectively transport those in need out of the harsh Alaskan environment, whether at sea or on land.”

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