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.

Simeon Swetzof Jr. on Monday, March 11 2013:

Thanks to the U.S.Coast Guard being out in St.Paul, they're doing a great job...Thank You!..

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