Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman

A fisherman struck in the head by deck rigging on board a fishing vessel 74 miles southeast of the city of Kodiak was medevaced by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew on June 25 to emergency medical services personnel at Kodiak.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders said they received a call for assistance shortly after 11 a.m. from the operator of the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Star, saying that a 26-year-old deckhand had been struck by deck rigging and needed medical aid. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac and a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was dispatched to the scene.

Weather at the time was reported to be six-foot seas, with 29 mph winds.
The deckhand’s name and medical condition were not released.