According to the Coast Guard, the 76-foot longliner Polaris radioed for help just before noon. The boat reported a 57-year-old crewman was suffering from abdominal pain and needed treatment.
“An MH-60 Jayhawk responded from Air Station Kodiak. It was up doing training, came back to the air station to refuel and get an on-duty corpsman to fly out with them,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.
The helicopter returned to Kodiak just after 4 p.m. and the patient was transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.
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