Coast Guard

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk aircrew, Base Kodiak fire department personnel and City of Kodiak emergency medical personnel prepare to transfer a 47-year-old man to an awaiting ambulance at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, July 25, 2018. The man sustained a leg injury on the fishing vessel Nordic Cross 20 miles north of Kodiak. 

KODIAK — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew Wednesday medevaced a crewmember from a fishing vessel in Duck Bay, near Kodiak.

The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the crewmember from Nordic Cross and transported him to Kodiak, where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification from the crew of Nordic Cross, who reported the 47-year-old crewman was suffering from a leg injury. 

"The Nordic Cross crew did a great job of clearing their fishing gear from the deck so we could conduct a safe basket hoist," said Lt. Joseph Chevalier, aircraft commander of the case. "With that and the adaptability and coordination of the rescue swimmer and health services technician in the Jayhawk's cabin, we were able to get this man to emergency care quickly and efficiently."

The captain of the Nordic Cross is Chris Trosvig. Last July, Trosvig received a Marine Rescue Hero honor for rescuing a crewmember after his former vessel, the Grayling, capsized. The vessel was declared a total loss.

Catch the full story about the Grayling and Trosvig’s heroic efforts in the KDM Coast Guard special section on Thursday.

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