A Coast Guard helicopter crew based out of Kodiak crew medevaced a 45-year-old man from a vessel near Cold Bay after he had his arm crushed on Sunday.  

The F/V Alaska Ocean was 60 miles from Cold Bay when crew members called for help around 7 p.m.

At 10:30 p.m., when the vessel was 30 miles from Cold Bay, the Kodiak helicopter crew hoisted the man off the boat and transferred him to the local Cold Bay medical clinic to wait for further transport to Anchorage.  

"[With] good communication with the Alaska Ocean, the Jayhawk aircrew and the 17th District command center, we were able to conduct the medevac efficiently so the patient could receive a  higher level of medical care," Lt. Joseph Wineke, a 17th District command center watchstander, said in a news release. 

On-scene weather at the time of the rescue was an air temperature of 28 degrees, 23 mph winds and visibility of about 11 miles.


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