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King Cove: Coast Guard Jayhawk medevacs sick baby, then returns for injured fisherman

Coast Guard Medevacs Sick Baby, Injured Mariner from King Cove
Austin Baird, Political, Rural Reporter
POSTED: 04:07 PM AKDT Mar 11, 2014    UPDATED: 05:58 PM AKDT Mar 11, 2014
Anchorage - A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter on Tuesday transported a sick baby and an injured mariner from King Cove to Cold Bay............

 ........... The crew returned to King Cove and medevaced the mariner, who suffered numerous injuries when a crab pot fell on him.... http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/coast-guard-medevacs-sick-baby-injured-mariner-from-king-cove/24926864

Evening update from USCG.mil

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs from King Cove, Alaska
News Release
Date: March 11, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Public Affairs

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cold Bay conducted two medevacs, for one infant and one mariner, from King Cove to Cold Bay Tuesday morning.

The Jayhawk crew first transported the infant, who was suffering from respiratory distress, and his mother to Cold Bay. They then returned to King Cove and medevaced the mariner, who was suffering from numerous injuries after a crab pot fell on him. Both the infant and mariner were transported from Cold Bay to Anchorage by commercial services.

Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received the report of the injured mariner Monday evening. The injury occurred on board the fishing vessel Miss Courtney Kim near Sanak Island, and King Cove was the nearest accessible port with a clinic. Coast Guard watchstanders coordinated with commercial services for a medevac after sunrise.

Early Tuesday morning, Coast Guard watchstanders received a second medevac request for the ailing infant and directed the helicopter crew to conduct the medevacs.

"Our aircrews are capable of landing in the many remote locations throughout Alaska that commercial medical aircraft often cannot access," said Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Leuchte, a watchstander at the 17th District command center. "Our forward-deployed crews are trained to respond to emergencies, whether on land or at sea."

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