Bum Chin Rescue Video

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard rescue crews flew more than 1800 miles to rescue three injured Indian crewmen from a chemical oil tanker 200 miles South of Adak Island, Alaska.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and HC-130 Hercules airplane flew from Kodiak to Adak Sunday while the vessel headed north to close the distance the aircraft would be required to fly offshore.

The men were safely hoisted into the helicopter in 35 mph winds, 25-foot seas and snow showers. They were then flown to Adak for further transport to Anchorage aboard the Coast Guard C-130 where they arrived safely at Elmendorf Air Force Base and were transferred in stable condition by Coast Guard flight crews and Anchorage Fire Department paramedics to ambulances.

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