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Alaska Deckhand Suffers Head Injury on CAPE RELIANT

Tom Webster, a 26-year old deckhand aboard the fishing vessel CAPE RELIANT, has been medevaced to a hospital in Anchorage for treatment of head injuries. Webster was reportedly injured around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday when the 58-foot fishing vessel he was working on was approximately 55 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The Coast Guard Cutter ALEX HALEY was just ten miles away from the CAPE RELIANT when it initially received the call for medical help. They dispatched medical corpsmen and an EMT to help Webster and then called for evacuation by helicopter. The injured crewman was taken to Dutch Harbor, where he was subsequently transferred via Guardian flight service to Anchorage. The CAPE RELIANT is home ported in Petersburg, Alaska. The facts and circumstances surrounding Webster’s injury are unknown.

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