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Coast Guard airlifts injured
April 21, 2005
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescuers responded to a logging
accident Monday near Kogish Mountain, about 60 miles northwest
of Ketchikan, Alaska. Gary Hayes, a 28 year old male, suffered
serious injuries sustained from a log that crushed the left side
of his body.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew
from Sitka flew to the accident site and conducted a difficult,
high hoist in mountainous terrain to lift the victim from the
side of the mountain. They transported Hayes to a Ketchikan hospital
in stable condition for additional treatment.
Accident site - Coast
Guard crew conducts high hoist to
lift the injured logger from the side of the mountain...
Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Jed Johnson,
Air Station Sitka
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