U.S. Coast Guard video shows dramatic helicopter rescue

T TV Tuesday 26/December/2017 14:20 PM
By: Times News Service

Juneau: A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter lifted a man off a cargo ship in waters near Alaska after he began to suffer symptoms of appendicitis.

Footage released by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a man lifted from a boat in the frigid waters of Alaska.

The Coast Guard said a Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a crew member from the 652-foot vessel Snowy approximately 122 miles southwest of Adak in the Aleutian Islands on December 23.

The 27-year-old man lifted from the boat was reportedly suffering symptoms of appendicitis.