Wednesday, Sept. 12

The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of a 43-year-old man from the 238-foot fishing vessel Alaska Juris 150 miles northeast of St. Paul in the Bering Sea Wednesday.

Coast Guard command center in Juneau received a request for the medevac from Health Force Partners at 8:42 a.m., reporting that the crewman was suffering from symptoms of a heart attack.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak was launched to respond and hoisted the patient at 4:49 p.m. They arrived safely in St. Paul at 5:41 p.m. and transferred the patient to commercial medevac services that further transported the patient to advanced medical care in Anchorage.

Friday, Sept. 14

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Forward Operating Location Barrow rescued two people from a plane crash 160 miles south of Barrow Friday night. 

The Coast Guard received a request at 7:30 p.m. for an agency assist from the Air Force command center in Anchorage to investigate the source of an electronic location transmitter registered to a single-engine airplane detected south of Barrow.

The Air Force received notification of the ELT signal at 6:55 p.m. from the U.S. Mission Control Center and determined the Coast Guard helicopter in Barrow was the closest resource to investigate the signal. 

The Coast Guard launched the rescue crew from Barrow who arrived on scene approximately an hour later. Upon arrival the crew located father and son in good condition with no injuries, landed and took them aboard the helicopter.

They were returned safely to Barrow at 11:55 p.m. where they were transferred to Barrow emergency medical services.

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