Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Uganik Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 56-year-old man from a fishing vessel near Uganik Bay, Alaska, Saturday.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the crewman from fishing vessel Caiti Jo and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak at 7:00 p.m.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center received notification at 4:42 p.m. that a crewman aboard the vessel was experiencing stoke-related symptoms. A Coast Guard duty flight surgeon was consulted and a medevac recommended. The command center launched the Jayhawk aircrew from Air Station Kodiak.

Weather on scene was clear visibility with 17 mph winds and one foot seas.


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