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Taken ill in bad weather, safely medevaced

A crewman deployed in Cold Bay, and suffering from symptoms of appendicitis was medevaced by Coast Guard helicopter from the fishing vessel American Dynasty approximately 60 nautical miles north of Cold Bay, Thursday afternoon.

The 59-year-old fisherman was hoisted and transported to Cold Bay where he was met by Guardian Flight personnel for further transfer to Anchorage.

Weather on scene reported as 20-mph winds with six to eight-foot seas and four miles of visibility.

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