Coast Guard medevacs man 60 nautical miles south of Dutch Harbor

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old man approximately 60 nautical miles south of Dutch Harbor on Friday morning.

    A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on the scene Friday morning at approximately 9:52 a.m, hoisted the patient, and transported him to an awaiting LifeMed Alaska air ambulance in Cold Bay, Alaska.

    Watchstanders from the 17th Coast Guard District command center received a report Wednesday around 9:20 a.m from the 1,093-foot motor vessel YN Uniformity.

    The report was the crew member was experiencing chest pain.

    Watchstanders then directed the crew, who was around 1,250 nautical miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, to make way to the rendezvous location, says the Coast Guard press release.

    "Long-range medevac cases are always unique situations that involve coordinating our aircrews to the nearest launching point," sat Lt. j.g. Calean Juckniess 17th District command duty officer. "The planning between the command center, the aircrew, and the vessel led to the success of the response."

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