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USCG Medevacs Man Experiencing Symptoms Of Appendicitis

Dec 25, 2017


Credit U.S. Coast Guard District 17

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday off a bulk carrier 122 miles southwest of Adak.

According to a USCG press release, crewmembers of a Jayhawk helicopter were able to lift the man from the 652-foot-carrier and transfer him to a LifeMed aircrew in Adak.

The 27-year-old was suffering from symptoms of appendicitis. At the time, the vessel Snowy was in 29 mile per hour winds and 13 foot seas.