Coast Guard medevacs man 40 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, hoists a 59-year-old man from the fishing vessel Golden Alaska .  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, medevaced a 59-year-old man Thursday from the fishing vessel Golden Alaska approximately 40 miles northwest of Cold Bay.

The aircrew hoisted the man and safely transported him to LifeMed emergency aircraft medical personnel in Cold Bay for further care to Anchorage.

Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District command center received a medevac request from Health Force Partners for a crewman suffering from inhalation of unknown chemicals. Watchstanders notified the Coast Guard duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

Since March 16 Coast Guard helicopter crews across Alaska have conducted six maritime medevacs and five non-maritime medevacs.

“The Coast Guard is dedicated to the safety of the public,” said Lt. Wade Arnold, a command duty officer in the17th District command center. “We are committed to responding to situations like this as quickly and efficiently as possible, so as to increase the rate of survival for the patient in need. Safety is paramount, and we are dedicated to ensuring the patient obtains the highest level of care.”

Weather on scene was 1-foot seas and 6-mph winds with 10 miles visibility.

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