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17th District Alaska Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

April 01, 2014


Coast Guard 17th District External Affairs Office

Contact: Coast Guard 17th District External Affairs Office

Email: D17-DG-PublicAffairs@uscg.mil

Office: (907) 463-2065

Coast Guard conducts medevac from King Cove, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cold Bay medevaced an ailing mariner from King Cove to Cold Bay Monday.

The Jayhawk crew safely transported the 58-year-old man, who was suffering from an eye injury, to waiting commercial medevac services in Cold Bay.

Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received the report of the injured mariner, aboard the fishing vessel Golden Alaska, early Monday morning. The vessel was 125 miles southeast of Cold Bay and began transiting to King Cove.

Once the vessel arrived in King Cove, the fishing vessel crew used a small boat to carry the injured man to the waiting Jayhawk crew on shore, who transported him to commercial services in Cold Bay.

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