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Coast Guard airlifts injured logger


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.

jpg accident site

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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