Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders were notified that a crewman aboard the 32-foot fishing vessel MISS MARIA was suffering from a severely broken forearm, Friday, July 1.
The Coast Guard deployed a helicopter crew to the scene, and safely hoisted the 56-year-old fisherman and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak. It was determined that the fisherman suffered a double compound fracture to his right forearm. Published reports do not indicate the cause of his injury. The fisherman was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in reportedly stable condition.