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Coast Guard medevacs injured master from fishing vessel near Knowles Head

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U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Alaska
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Coast Guard medevacs injured master from fishing vessel near Knowles Head

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 60-year-old man from a 52-foot fishing vessel two miles south of Knowles Head, Alaska, Thursday.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted the injured man from the fishing vessel Lady Kay and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Cordova at 12:50 p.m. The man was reported in stable condition upon transfer.

Watchstanders at the Sector Anchorage command center received notification at 11:33 p.m. that the vessel’s master sustained injuries and required assistance. After consulting with a Coast Guard duty flight surgeon, a medevac was recommended and the Jayhawk crew diverted from a nearby training mission.  

Weather on scene was 6 mph winds and seas of two feet.

-USCG-

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