Coast Guard responds to two seperate incidents

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding after receiving a call that a 23-year-old crew member aboard the 310-foot fishing vessel Northern Eagle, home ported in Seattle, suffered a head injury at 7:11 p.m. Monday northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

The crew member reportedly fell 15-feet down an elevator shaft and suffered a head injury. Two Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crews forward deployed in St. Paul Island, Alaska, launched at 7:42 p.m. and are going to attempt a medevac in Bristol Bay, Alaska, which is northeast of Dutch Harbor.

Once safely hoisted, the injured crew member will be taken to St. Paul Island where local emergency medical services will be waiting.

The Coast Guard also responded to a 15-year-old female who suffered a head injury while riding a four wheeler on Kruzof Island, Alaska, which is west from Sitka, Alaska.

The Coast Guard was notified by her father at 7:06 p.m. An MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew was sent to her location and arrived on scene at 7:54 p.m.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew landed on the beach where two crew members assisted the injured female and her mother in to the helicopter. They were transported to Sitka emergency medical services, arriving at 8:34 p.m.

The injured female was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of injury.

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