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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man after a diving accident near False Pass, Thursday.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak hoisted the man and brought him to receive medical care at Cold Bay Clinic in Cold Bay.
Coast Guard watchstanders in the 17th District command center in Juneau received a report at about 1:50 p.m. detailing the accident. The man was diving on a wreck about nine miles northeast of False Pass when a piece of the wreck broke free and pinned him to the sea floor at a depth of about 65 feet for several minutes. He was able to free himself and surface before the Coast Guard was notified. The dive master aboard the dive tender vessel Makushin Bay reported the accident and described the man’s condition, which included bleeding from the nose and possible injuries to the left side of his body.
The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac.
The Coast Guard medevacs a man after a diving accident near False Pass, Alaska, Sept. 13, 2018. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak hoisted the man and brought him to receive medical care in Cold Bay. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak