Seattle-based F/V ALASKA SPIRIT called the Coast Guard regarding a crewman requiring medical care for a crushed finger about 58 miles southeast of Nunivak Island, located in the Bering Sea, about thirty miles west of Tununak Bay on the Alaska mainland. Seas at the time were reported to be calm. The injured crewman boarded a Coast Guard cutter, and a medical exam determined he needed more in-depth care in order to save the finger. He was medevaced by Coast Guard helicopter for further medical attention on shore.
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