A good Samaritan boat crew medevaced the injured captain of the the fish processing vessel Northwind, northeast of Biorka Island, Saturday.
The good Samaritan crew aboard the charter fishing vessel North River took the captain from the Northwind onto their vessel, then transported him to shore where he was transferred to the Coast Guard Helicopter that was able to land nearby.
F/V North River reported that the captain of the fish processing vessel Northwind potentially severed several fingers. Around the same time the Coast Guard helicopter crew was conducting a training flight in the area, heard a request for help over VHF channel 16 and diverted to respond.
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