Medevac from F/V Capt-Jay near Sand Point, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an injured mariner near Sand Point, Wednesday.

The Jayhawk crew flew 230 miles from Kodiak, safely hoisted the 28-year-old man from the 48-foot fishing vessel Capt-Jay, and transported him to Sand Point.

The man was then transferred aboard a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane and flown to Kodiak for treatment.

Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders received a report that the mariner was suffering from a head injury. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended immediate medevac.

Weather on scene was reported as 8-mph winds and 2-foot seas.

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