Coast Guard medevacs mariner from vessel in Kukak Bay Friday morning

    Kodiak, Alaska (KINY) - A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a mariner on Friday in Kukak Bay, Alaska.

    According to the Coast Guard's news release, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew stationed at the Air Station Kodiak, hoisted and transported the injured man from the 30-foot vessel, Wilderness 4, to ready Emergency Services Personnel at the air station.

    Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received the first request for the medevac from a crewmember aboard the vessel at 10:09 am, reporting that the master was experiencing potential stroke-like symptoms.

    Command center personnel directed the launch of the aircrew promptly, who diverted from an agency assist mission to conduct the medevac.

    The patient was transported from the air station to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.

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