Kodiak based Coast Guard crew medevacs fisherman

17th Coast Guard District NewsANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 19-year-old fisherman with reported severe facial injuries from Ouzinkie to Kodiak Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a call for help from the crew of the fishing vessel Karen Kay at 7:22 a.m. relaying that there had been an incident aboard the 38-foot fishing vessel Kittiwake resulting in crewmember injuries. Daniel Cornelius, was reportedly injured when a line onboard the fishing vessel parted and hit him in the face causing injuries.

The Kittiwake crew diverted their vessel to the port of Ouzinkie arriving at 9:10 a.m. where Cornelius was transported to the local medical clinic for further care and preparation for the helicopter medevac to Kodiak.

The Jayhawk crew arrived in Ouzinkie at 10:45 a.m., safely picked up Cornelius and transported him to Kodiak arriving at 11 a.m.

Kodiak emergency medical services transported Cornelius to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further medical care.

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