It was a busy weekend for Air Station Kodiak helicopter rescue crews. On Friday they were called upon to transport a woman from Saltry Cove who was injured in an accident, and on Sunday, they brought an ailing fisherman into town from near Village Islands.
Midday Friday the Coast Guard received a call from the Kodiak Police Department reporting a 50-year-old woman had been injured in an ATV accident at Saltry and needed a helicopter medevac. According to Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Monk the Coast Guard agreed a helicopter flight would be the safest and most effective way to transport the woman back to town. The unidentified woman was turned over to EMTs in Kodiak. Her current condition was not reported.
On Sunday, a 69-year-old man from the fishing vessel Sierra Seas was suffering from acute stomach pains and needed assistance. The Jayhawk crew landed on a beach near Village Islands where they met the man and his wife were picked up for transport. The man’s stomach pain was reportedly from a pre-existing medical condition. He was transferred to local EMS, and like the earlier rescue, his identity was not reported by the Coast Guard and his current condition is unknown.
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