MARITIME CASUALTY - WHAT WENT WRONG AND WHY

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Crewman in Alaska Waters for 25 minutes

Friday, March 15, a 35-year-old crewman from the 58-foot fishing vessel Stella fell overboard into Shelikof Strait, Alaska.

After 25 minutes in the 37.6 degree water without a survival suit the crewman was brought back aboard. Weather at the time of the incident was reportedly 20 mph winds from the southwest with seas to 4-feet with freezing spray.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak medevaced the crewman who was exhibiting hypothermia.

The Coast Guard is currently investigating the cause of the fall.

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