Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Cordova

The man had suffered head trauma and crew were unable to control the bleeding.

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter aircrew medically evacuated an injured crewmember from a fishing vessel near Esther Island to an Anchorage hospital on June 16, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard / Courtesy Photo)

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter aircrew medically evacuated an injured crewmember from a fishing vessel near Esther Island to an Anchorage hospital on June 16, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard / Courtesy Photo)

A Cordova-deployed Coast Guard aircrew helped medevac an injured crewmember from aboard a fishing vessel on Thursday.

The MH-65 sortied after Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a relay from the vessel Nordic Lady that that a 60-year-old man aboard the vessel Silver Storm had suffered head trauma.

Crew members aboard the Silver Storm had anchored and provided first aid, but were unable to control the bleeding, according to a news release.

The helicopter crew hoisted the victim from the vessel, anchored near Esther Island, and transported them to Providence Hospital in Anchorage for higher medical care, according to the news release. The patient was in good condition when he was transferred to civilian medical personnel, according to the news release.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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