COLD BAY, Alaska (KTUU) - A 25-year-old man has been airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard from a fishing vessel near Cold Bay after he fell and suffered a head injury.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced the man Thursday morning from the 107-foot fishing vessel Bering Hunter.
The Coast Guard reports that the helicopter crew brought the man to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Cold Bay.
"Having assets forward deployed to Cold Bay during the winter fishing season allows our crews to respond quickly,” said Lt. J.G. Rian Ellis, a 17th district watchstander. “We are able to eliminate hours of flight time in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, ensuring the safety of mariners.”