Coast Guard medevacs man eight nautical miles west of St. George

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from a forward operating location in St. Paul safely transferred a crewmember aboard a fishing vessel 8 nautical miles west of St. George Island reportedly suffering from abdominal pain Monday.

The Coast Guard Seventeenth District Command Center received notification at 8:43 p.m. from the master of the fishing vessel Golden Alaska requesting that a 60-year-old crewmember be medically evacuated.

The Coast Guard launched a Jayhawk from St. Paul, hoisted the man off the Golden Alaska and safely transported him to St. George where local emergency medical services were waiting.

The man is awaiting further transport to Providence Alaska Medical Center by commercial medical evacuation services Tuesday.

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