• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 5s

Infant, mariner medevaced from King Cove

By Hope Miller 3:06 PM March 12, 2014

The infant was suffering respiratory distress and the mariner was injured after a crab pot fell on him.

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an infant and a mariner from King Cove to Cold Bay Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The infant, who was suffering respiratory distress, was transported first along with his mother, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

A Coast Guard crew then returned to medevac the mariner, who sustained multiple fractures and dislocations after a 600- to 800-pound crab pot fell on him, pinning him for an hour, said Vincent Pernio, a physician assistant certified at the King Cove clinic.

The mariner was injured Monday evening aboard a fishing vessel near Sanak Island and King Cove was the nearest accessible port with a clinic, DeVuyst said.

It took more than six hours for him to be transported to the clinic, Pernio said. Because of rough weather conditions, the mariner’s pain was treated at the clinic until transporting him via medevac was deemed safe.

The infant and the mariner were taken from Cold Bay to Anchorage by commercial services.

Advocates of a one-lane road from King Cove to Cold Bay say it will provide access to life-saving care for residents living in King Cove.

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell rejected a proposed land swap with the state to build the road that would go through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Latest Stories

  • News

    Sullivan: Top Army official’s visit a step toward maintaining Alaska’s troops

    by Emily Carlson on Feb 12, 0:14

    The U.S. Army’s most senior uniformed officer spent Wednesday and Thursday in Alaska on a fact-finding mission. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, was at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Thursday reviewing the 4-25 Airborne Brigade — a group of 2600 soldiers the U.S. Army said they were cutting back in July. In October, the cuts […]

  • News

    After 4 years, 50,000 miles, traveler denied U.S. visa to finish Alaska adventure

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 11, 22:12

    We live in a place that people around the world dream of visiting, but not everyone would go to the lengths one man did to get to Alaska. Ben Jamin, not his real name, has been traveling the world for the last 7 years. But perhaps his biggest adventure started when he bought a Volkswagon […]

  • Politics

    Lawmakers put off final decision on Anchorage LIO lease

    by Liz Raines on Feb 11, 21:01

    On Thursday evening, the Alaska Legislative Council, a joint-committee that makes recommendations to the rest of the legislature, zeroed out it’s recommended budget for the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. “We’re done, it’s a done deal,” said Sen. Peter Micciche after the meeting. Sen. Gary Stevens, chair of the Legislative Council, moved to appoint an independent […]

  • Lifestyle

    Anchorage Opera heads to rural Alaska to perform Inupiaq adaptation of ‘Hansel & Gretel’

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 11, 18:31

    The Anchorage Opera is taking its show in the road. It has partnered with the University of Alaska Anchorage Opera Ensemble to put on a performance called “Aklaq and Nayak,” an Inupiaq adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. It’s the first production in the opera’s education touring program called “AO-2-Go.” With funding from the Nome Arts […]

  • News

    Officials: Barrow man pointed shotgun at police before being shot, killed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 17:14

    BARROW — The North Slope Borough released new information Thursday in the officer-involved shooting death of 36-year-old Vincent Nageak III. Police were called to a home at the 7400 block of North Star St. in Barrow Wednesday at around 3:30 a.m. Upon arrival, the person who made the 911 call, as well as children inside […]

  • On-Air

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Battle over our PFD – Will it be ice cream or gas?

    by John Tracy on Feb 11, 16:14

    Would you give up your PFD check if it was needed to balance the state’s budget?  Here’s what I want you to imagine: A car is 20 miles from home and almost out of gas. In the car are mom and dad, and three kids in the back seat. They have two dollars. They can […]

  • Lifestyle

    GM recalling 473,000 trucks and SUV’s for brake pedal problem

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 15:22

    General Motors is recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly. The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles. GM says a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism […]

  • News

    Muni questions AST on future law enforcement along Turnagain Arm

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 11, 14:58

    The Anchorage Muni is asking Alaska State Troopers to clarify their role in enforcing the law along Turnagain Arm. Municipal Attorney William Falsey sent a letter to AST, which asserts that state law requires troopers to enforce laws anywhere there isn’t a local police force. APD jurisdiction currently ends at McHuge Creek. Troopers have said […]