On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from a fishing boat approximately 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Watchstanders in the 17th District command center in Juneau received the initial request for the medevac at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Commercial fishing vessel Patricia Lee made way towards Dutch Harbor at approximately 11:50 p.m. Although there were unfavorable weather conditions including 40mph winds, 14-foot seas and rain, snow and sleet, he was flown to Dutch Harbor and then placed in the care of LifeMed personnel.
“Thanks to the cooperation among air crew members, the command center team and the crew aboard Patricia Lee, our Kodiak team was able to hoist and deliver this young individual to a higher level of care,” stated Lt. Robert McConnel, Air Station Kodiak operations duty officer. “Our crews routinely train for the treacherous Alaska night conditions they encountered yesterday. It feels good to see our team execute when someone’s life is on the line.”
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