Kodiak Daily Mirror - CG lifts longline crewman
CG lifts longline crewman
May 23, 2012 | 14 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Trice, a Coast Guard hospital corpsman with the Rockmore King Clinic in Kodiak, left, provides Kodiak City Fire Department and Coast Guard Fire and Rescue EMTs with medical information on the 57-year-old patient being transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. The patient, reportedly suffering from severe abdominal pain, was medevaced onboard a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter after being safely hoisted from the 76-foot fishing vessel Polaris 23 miles northeast of Chirikof Island. 
(U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis)
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A Coast Guard helicopter based in Kodiak medevaced a crewman from a Seattle longliner Tuesday afternoon in the northern Gulf of Alaska.

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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