Coast Guard Medevacs Another Mariner Near Cold Bay
Monday, February 24 2014
A Coast Guard helicopter crew conducted their fourth Bering Sea medevac of the past two weeks Monday.
The Jayhawk helicopter was sent from Kodiak to the 272-foot fishing vessel American Dynasty. The Seattle-based boat was about 95 miles northwest of Cold Bay.
The helicopter crew medevacked a 48-year-old Dynasty crew member reportedly suffering from severe abdominal pain. The Coast Guard reports that the unidentified man was taken to the Cold Bay Clinic and then on to Anchorage for treatment.
Weather conditions were calm by Bering Sea standards during the operation -- the Coast Guard says they had about 6-mile-per-hour winds and 5-foot seas, with clear skies.
The Jayhawk crew is based out of Air Station Kodiak. They’re forward-deployed in Cold Bay at this time of year for quicker access to the busy Western Alaska fisheries.