Coast Guard Rescues Mariner From Prince of Wales Island

Helicopter crew was training in the area

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by Mike Ford

KODIAK, Alaska- A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 68 year-old man who fell ill Thursday. The mariner was aboard the 35-foot fishing vessel Northern Star docked in Point Baker.

The crew landed on a nearby beach and brought the man aboard where he was transported to Sitka and transferred to commercial emergency medical services for further transport to advanced medical care.

The ship the man was on was docked at the time but there were no EMS available in the area.