Kodiak, Alaska (KINY) A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cold Bay, Alaska, medevaced a man Wednesday from the 154 -foot fishing vessel Defender 260 miles north of Cold Bay.
The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man at 10:45 a.m. and safely transported him to St. Paul where he was transferred to commercial medical services. He was later transported to Anchorage, Alaska, for further medical care.
Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders received a call from Health Force Partners at 5:10 a.m. reporting a 21-year-old male crewmember was struck in the head by a 37-pound block of frozen fish and sustained injuries.
District 17 watchstanders notified a Coast Guard flight surgeon who directed the launch of the Jayhawk helicopter and crew deployed to Cold Bay to medevac the man. The man was safely transported to St. Paul where he was transferred to commercial medical services. "We had superb levels of communication and coordination between District 17 command center, Air Station Kodiak and the Defender," said Lt. Wade Arnold, District 17 command center watchstander. "Our aircrew safely transported the injured man to a higher level medical care thanks to the quick action of all."
Weather at the scene of the medevac was 20 mph winds and 10-foot seas.
More from News of the North
Miller outlines budget picture on Action Line
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller talked about the status of funding for next school year while a guest on Action Line Thursday following a meeting with the Assembly Finance Committee Wednesday evening.
CBJ Docks and Harbors honored
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) They were honored with the Environmental Stewardship Award by the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters & Port Managers at its semi-annual conference in Coos Bay, Oregon on April 19.
Two candidates for Riverbend Principal
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Kristy Germain Assistant Principal at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School and Scott Nelson with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District will be interviewed next week.
Man jailed in Sitka stabbing
Sitka, Alaska (KINY) Sitka police said a 36 year old male victim is recovering at a hospital in Anchorage.
Senate moves to protect native language
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Alaska Senate voted unanimously for a resolution to declare a linguistic emergency for Alaska native languages.
Hunters rescued in the Alaska Range
Nikolai, Alaska (KINY) 70 mile per hour winds destroyed their camp and left three hunters stranded for days.
Man surrenders in woods standoff
Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) A six hour standoff ended peacefully with an arrest in a cabin near the end of Steese Highway.
Tribe wins two construction contracts
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) It was a big month for the Tlingit and Haida Tribal Business Corp.
Derek Clark "The Rapping Dad" Inspires Juneau
Juneau, AK (KINY) - The second of three Pillars of America events was held at Centennial Hall, this time featuring internet sensation the Rapping Dad.
Edgmon Comments on Parish Allegation
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The House Speaker issued a statement today on allegations Juneau Rep. Justin Parish committed sexual harassment of a media representative.
Police intercept drugs headed to jail
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Nine Juneau residents face indictment on drug charges.
Timber meeting tomorrow
Haines, Alaska (KINY) A 10 year plan to harvest over 13,000 acres of timber will be the focus of a meeting in Haines Thursday.