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Sick Fisherman Medevaced From Bering Sea Vessel

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a sick fisherman Friday from a vessel in the Bering Sea.

The F/V Kodiak Enterprise was fishing 40 miles north of Cold Bay when the crew requested a medevac for the 55-year-old man.

He was suffering from an “abdominal medical condition,” according to a statement from the Coast Guard.

Air Station Kodiak sent an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to rescue the fisherman and take him to Cold Bay, where he was transported to Anchorage for further care.

Laura Kraegel reported for KUCB from 2016 until 2020. She was KUCB's news director starting in 2019.
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