An injured fisherman aboard a 42-foot commercial fishing vessel north of Kodiak Island was airlifted to emergency medical services at Kodiak on Monday, July 20, by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew.
Coast Guard officials said they had received notification from the wife of the fishing vessel’s master requesting a medevac for the injured man.
Within the hour an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter responded to pick up and transfer the man from the F/V Rubicon to medical care in Kodiak.
Good communications from the boat and the captain’s expert seamanship enabled a very quick pick-up, said. Lt. Jared Carbajal, the aircraft commander on the case.
Weather at the time was 75 degrees, with 17-mile per hour winds and clear skies.