Watchstanders from Coast Guard District Seventeen received notification Thursday, July 7, that Anthony Imas, 50, was injured and required medical assistance. Imas was reportedly suffering from severe back pain after falling aboard the 50-foot fishing vessel HEIDI LINEA.
The Coast Guard directed the launch of a helicopter rescue crew, which arrived on the scene and safely hoisted Imas off the vessel. Coast Guard reports indicate that Imas was in stable condition as of 9:45 Thursday night. Emergency medical services were waiting for Imas’ arrival in Kodiak, where he was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further care.