Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs fisherman near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman from the 116-foot fishing vessel Patricia Lee near Dutch Harbor, Wednesday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley safely hoisted and transported the fisherman to awaiting medical services personnel in Dutch Harbor.

Watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received a request for assistance from a crewmember aboard the Patricia Lee who reported a 27-year-old fisherman suffered an injury to his foot and needed to be medevaced. The duty flight surgeon was contacted and agreed with the decision to medevac the injured fisherman and the helicopter crew was dispatched to the scene.

“This case is an example of our versatile assets within the Bering Sea,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Daugherty, a 17th District command center watchstander. “The crew of the Alex Haley and its embarked helicopter crew provided a timely response to the injured mariner aboard Patricia Lee and demonstrated the value of the Coast Guard’s multi-mission assets.”

Weather on scene was reported as 2-foot seas and calm winds.

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