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Sick Crewman Medevaced From Trawler Near Cold Bay

Aug 28, 2017

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew hoists a sick crew member from the F/V Unimak. The man was transported to Cold Bay on Friday for medical care.
Credit U.S. Coast Guard District 17

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a sick mariner Friday night from a trawler near Cold Bay.

Officials say the F/V Unimak was fishing 50 miles northwest of the community when a crew member experienced “dizziness, weakness, [and] general confusion.”

Air Station Kodiak sent an HC-130 Hercules helicopter crew to hoist the man from the vessel. He was transported to Cold Bay for emergency medical care.