Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay medically evacuates injured fisherman

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ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard and local agency personnel medically evacuated an injured person from a fishing vessel approximately one mile west of Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay, Calif., Wednesday.

At approximately 9:26 a.m., Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay watchstanders received a call from a person aboard the 65-foot fishing vessel Tara Dawn, requesting assistance for the captain who had sustained an injury to his arm.

Station Bodega Bay launched a 29-foot response boat with two emergency medical technicians from Bodega Bay Fire Department aboard and diverted a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew.

Once on scene, the EMTs and injured captain were transferred to the 47-foot MLB and then transported to Station Bodega Bay, where emergency medical personnel were waiting.

“Bodega Bay Fire quickly reacted and we were able to increase capability to respond to a medical call,” said Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Aaron Bretz, officer in charge of Station Bodega Bay. “This is another excellent example of the partnership between the Coast Guard and local agencies.”

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