A Coast Guard Station Valdez, Alaska, boatcrew and a Valdez Fire Department emergency medical technician medevaced a man from the Valdez Narrows near Valdez, Tuesday morning.
The station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and a local EMT transferred the mariner to the Port of Valdez where Valdez Fire Department personnel transferred him to Providence Valdez Medical Center for further care.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center received a report from the 45-foot fishing vessel Newfie Adventure that the crewmember was experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction. Watchstanders directed the launch of a station RB-M and contacted Valdez Fire Department for assistance.
“The Coast Guard trains regularly with our federal, state and local partners to respond to cases like this,” said Chief Petty Officer David Bergman, a communication systems supervisor at Sector Anchorage. “Working together with the Valdez Fire department allowed us to get this man the care he needed.”
Weather on scene was reported as calm winds and calm seas.