ANCHORAGE -

An injured fisherman on a 116-foot fishing vessel near Dutch Harbor was rescued by United States Coast Guard on Wednesday.

The crew member was aboard the Patricia Lee when he injured his foot according to U.S.C.G.

Crew called for help to have the injured fisherman medevaced. 

An Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley. The fisherman was safely hoisted and transported to awaiting medical services personnel in Dutch Harbor.

“This case is an example of our versatile assets within the Bering Sea,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Daugherty, a 17th District command center watchstander. “The crew of the Alex Haley and its embarked helicopter crew provided a timely response to the injured mariner aboard Patricia Lee and demonstrated the value of the Coast Guard's multi-mission assets.”

Weather on scene was reported as 2-foot seas and calm winds.