Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 55 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor

U.S. Coast Guard District 17
Courtesy Story

Date: 11.10.2010
Posted: 11.10.2010 15:04
News ID: 59861
Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 55 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew deployed in Cold Bay diverted from a training flight near Dutch Harbor to medevac a 26-year-old male who reportedly suffered head injuries aboard the 58-foot fishing vessel Cape Reliant 55 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor at 4:20 p.m., Nov. 9.<br /> <br /> Tom Webster was medevaced after the 17th Coast Guard District command center in Juneau received notification from the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley who relayed a request for a medevac by VHF radio from a crewmember aboard the Cape Reliant at 1:45 p.m.<br /> <br /> The Alex Haley, which was 10 miles southeast from the Cape Reliant, immediately launched a rescue crew with a medical corpsman and an EMT.<br /> <br /> Webster received medical treatment from the crew of the Alex Haley until he was medevaced by the helicopter crew at 4:25 p.m.<br /> <br /> Webster was transferred to Dutch Harbor at 5:05 p.m. where he was then transferred to Guardian flight service and flown to Anchorage for further medical care.<br /> <br /> The homeport for the Cape Reliant is Petersburg.<br /> <br /> The homeport for the Alex Haley is Kodiak.