Coast Guard medevacs man in Valdez Narrows near Valdez, Alaska

45-foot Response Boat-MediumANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Valdez, Alaska, boatcrew and a Valdez Fire Department emergency medical technician medevaced a man from the Valdez Narrows near Valdez, Tuesday morning.

The station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and a local EMT transferred the mariner to the Port of Valdez where Valdez Fire Department transferred him to Providence Valdez Medical Center for further care

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center received a report from the 45-foot fishing vessel Newfie Adventure that the man was experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction. Watchstanders directed the launch of a station RB-M and contacted Valdez Fire Department for assistance.

“We were fortunate to be able to send an EMT with the crew to provide care for him during the transport,” said Chief Petty Officer David Bergman, a communication systems supervisor at Sector Anchorage. “Working together with the Valdez Fire department allowed us to quickly get this man the care he needed.”

Weather on scene was reported as calm winds and calm seas.

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