Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers, medevac injured boy near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an injured 13-year-old boy from Rosyln Beach on Kodiak Island after he was injured in an all terrain vehicle accident Saturday.

The Jayhawk crew rendezvoused with Alaska State Troopers at the scene of the accident and transported the boy, who was reportedly suffering from a head injury, to emergency medical services in the city of Kodiak.

Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received the request for assistance from the Kodiak Police Department, who were notified by the family, shortly after the boy was reported injured 40 miles south of the city of Kodiak. The Alaska State Troopers reported that the boy was wearing a helmet.

Troopers on scene met with the helicopter crew after they landed on the beach. The responders transferred the boy to the aircraft, and the aircrew transported him to a higher level of care in Kodiak.

“Our close partnerships with other agencies are a critical part of operations in Alaska,” said Lt. j.g. Theodore Borny, a search and rescue controller at the 17th District command center. “It is very common for us to share a case or assist another agency when someone’s life is on the line.”

The boy was listed in stable condition at the time of transfer to emergency medical services.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.