Man loses consciousness on Seward charter fishing trip, rescued by Coast Guard

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A 61-year-old man aboard the Arctic Endeavor, a charter fishing vessel operating out of Seward, was helicoptered off the boat after he lost consciousness and was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. The request was first made after 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Coast Guard sent in a MH-60 Jayhawk and transported him to Seward, where he was delivered to emergency medical personnel.

The co-pilot of the helicopter, Lt. Daniel Beshoar, said that the crew was extremely helpful in the rescue.

“The Arctic Endeavor crew out of Seward today was extremely helpful, and with their cooperation we were able to get this man to the medical care he needed,” he said.

He also said that the rescue was aided by the crews proximity at the time of the incident.

“Operating out of Cordova allows us to respond much more quickly to many of the search and rescue cases that happen this time of year,” he said.

In the Coast Guard press release, the man was reported as being in stable condition when he was delivered to Seward. The charter vessel was near Cape Resurrection.

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