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Mariner Medevaced after Finger was Crushed and Severed

The United States Coast Guard successfully medevaced a mariner whose finger was severely injured this past weekend. 50-year old John Engelbrecht from Bainbridge Island, Washington was working on a diesel engine when his right index finger got caught in one of the gears, crushing and partially severing the finger. Engelbrecht was working aboard the motor vessel Horizon Anchorage, a 678-foot freighter homeported in Philadelphia. Engelbrecht was medevaced by the Coast Guard to Juneau, where local emergency medical services were waiting to take the injured mariner to a hospital for further care.
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