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Crewman injured by 20 ft fall, M/V Delsa

A 42 year old crewman fell 20 feet from a scaffolding resulting in back and hip injuries. Coast Guard medevaced the man from the 655-foot motor vessel Delsa 130 miles southeast from Cold Bay and transported him there and on to Anchorage for further treatment.

On scene a Coast Guard aviation survival technician, and a rescue litter were lowered to the top deck of the Delsa. A narrow staircase led to the cargo hold where they stabilized the man on the rescue litter then had to direct a 150-foot hoist of the litter with crewman aboard from the cargo hold to the helicopter.