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U.S. Coast Guard District 17

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued another injured mariner from a fishing vessel near Cold Bay, marking the fourth such medevac in a week.

Officials say the F/V Ocean Rover was fishing 70 miles west of the community on Sunday, when a man onboard reported suffering from abdominal pains.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew was sent to hoist the 59-year-old man from the vessel. He was transported to Cold Bay and then Anchorage for emergency medical care.

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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.

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An Unalaska fire captain has been recognized as Alaska’s emergency medical responder of the year.

Medic Salvador Alvarado won the award for a bold rescue last winter, beating out more than 40 EMS providers across the state.

The call came in at 12:45 p.m.: Ammonia was leaking inside an industrial freezer at the Kloosterboer cold storage facility.

Captain Salvador Alvarado rushed to the scene, where he learned that a worker was trapped inside with the toxic chemical.

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an injured mariner Wednesday morning after he was hit in the head by block of frozen fish.

Officials say the F/V Defender was fishing 260 miles north of Cold Bay when a 37-pound block of frozen fish struck the man’s head.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew stationed in Cold Bay was sent to hoist the 21-year-old crew member from the vessel. He was transported to St. Paul and then Anchorage for emergency medical care.

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a sick mariner Tuesday from a fishing vessel northwest of Unalaska.

Officials say the F/V Seattle Enterprise was fishing 140 miles away from the island when a 26-year-old woman aboard suffered from chest pressure.

The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman sent a helicopter crew to hoist the woman from the vessel and transport her to Unalaska for emergency medical care.  

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