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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter medevaced a crewman from a container ship in the Gulf of Alaska about 200 miles east of Kodiak Saturday afternoon.

According to Coast Guard spokesperson Petty Officer 2 nd Class Grant DeVuyst, watchstanders received a report at about noon Saturday that the 39-year-old man was suffering from exposure to chemicals in cleaning supplies aboard the 700-foot Horizon Kodiak.

An MH-60 Jayhawk and HC-130 Hercules search plane were both launched to the scene, taking about an hour to reach the ship. The crewman was hoisted in 20-knot winds, but DeVuyst says 6-foot seas didn’t seriously affect the ship.

The man was flown back to Kodiak for emergency medical treatment.

Channel 2’s Blake Essig contributed information to this story.