On January 30, a 23-year-old fisherman was air-lifted from F/V NORTH SEA, a Seattle-based Coastal Villages Region Fund crab boat. According to reports, NORTH SEA crewmembers called the Coast Guard that afternoon when the man was seen suffering seizure-like symptoms.
According to the Coast Guard, NORTH SEA was about 60 miles southwest of St. Paul, Alaska, at the time. Conditions at the time are said to have been 6-foot seas and 29mph winds. The Coast Guard deployed a Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak and airlifted the fisherman to St. Paul for medical attention.