Coast Guard units out of Ketchikan medevaced an injured fisherman from a vessel near Kendrick Bay, and a helicopter crew out of Sitka medevaced a passenger from a cruise ship near Zarembo Island.
The first case began when the Coast Guard received a report that a 21-year-old female aboard the fishing vessel Haida Chief suffered a head injury when a line parted. The fishing crew performed first aid and requested medical assistance. The Coast Guard crew brought the injured crewmember to emergency medical personnel in Ketchikan.
The second rescue began when Coast Guard units received a request from the crew of the Carnival Solstice cruise ship. The ship’s crew reported a 71-year-old male passenger was suffering from stroke-like symptoms.
The Coast Guard helicopter crew arrived on scene, safely hoisted the ailing passenger and transported him to emergency medical personnel in Juneau.
Weather during the fishing vessel medevac was reported as 1-foot seas and 7 mph winds. Weather during the cruise ship medevac was reported as 3-foot seas and 10 mph winds.