Crewmember Medevaced from F/V Beauty Bay
Friday, March 08 2013
Stormy weather delayed the medevac of a crewmember from the F/V Beauty Bay Friday morning.
According to a Coast Guard press release, the vessel was fishing near St. Paul Island when a crewmember injured his hand. The call came in at 6:30am, but the Coast Guard helicopter forward-deployed to St. Paul had to wait until 8:30am to launch because of weather.
When the helicopter did make it to the 116-foot longliner, winds were 50mph, with seas of 20ft.
The 27-year-old crewmember was hoisted from the vessel and airlifted to St. Paul, where he was put on a LifeMed flight to Anchorage.
This is the Coast Guard’s fourth medevac from St. Paul this year.