Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Fisherman North of Cold Bay, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man Wednesday the fishing vessel (F/V) Desender 100-miles north of Cold Bay.

The 28-year-old man, Thomas Demuro, was in need of immediate medical attention when the Coast Guard received the request for assistance at 6:38 a.m. Wednesday.

The Coast Guard launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Cold Bay and a HC-130 airplane from Kodiak. The Coast Guard located the Desender and recovered Mr. Demuro at 1:20 p.m.

Mr. Demuro was taken to Cold Bay where he was transferred to local emergency services for further care.

The condition of Mr. Demuro is unknown at this time.

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