Coast Guard medevacs man southwest of Kodiak

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak medevaced a man off the 60-foot fishing vessel Outer Limits 75 miles southwest of Kodiak in Moser Bay after it was reported that he was severely dehydrated Tuesday.

The captain of the Outer Limits reported at 10:10 a.m. that Brett Miller, 46, was suffering severe dehydration and was unable to eat or drink.

Coast Guard District Seventeen Command Center in Juneau diverted a training flight from Air Station Kodiak in the area of Moser Bay to pick up Miller at 10:50 a.m. arriving on scene at 12:07 p.m. and safely hoisted Miller.

“The hardest part was our transit to the vessel and back with bad visibility,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Dorval, MH-60 Jayhawk pilot Air Station Kodiak. “Once we were on scene we had one quarter to one half of a mile visibility with a 100-foot ceiling.

The MH-60 rescue helicopter crew landed in Kodiak at 1:50 p.m. and transported Miller to local emergency medical services.

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