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NORTHERN VICTOR – Injured mariner Medevaced

An injured mariner was medevaced from a fish-processing vessel in Beaver Inlet, near Dutch Harbor, Tuesday.

The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched from Cold Bay, where they were staged overnight for a different case, and safely hoisted the injured man for transport to emergency medical services in Dutch Harbor.

The crew of the Northern Victor, a 360-foot fish-processing vessel, notified the Coast Guard 17th District command center of the injured crewmember, reportedly suffering from a swollen leg, Tuesday morning.

After transporting the injured man to Dutch Harbor, commercial services arranged a flight out of Dutch Harbor to a higher level of medical care.

Weather on scene was reported as light wind and calm seas.