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Coast Guard evacuates man from cruise ship near Juneau, Alaska – Reuters

Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony Moss

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard evacuated a man from a cruise ship at the entrance to the Gastineau Channel near Juneau on Wednesday.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Juneau Coast Guard Station met the Disney Wonder cruise ship around 9 p.m., took the sick man on board and brought him to Juneau Station where he was been entrusted to a fire of the pending capital. /Rescue team.

Coast Guard watchmen in Juneau received Disney Wonder’s initial medical evacuation request at approximately 8:20 p.m., indicating that a passenger was suffering from disorientation and loss of consciousness.

“Coast Guard responses like this require cooperation among multiple teams of responders,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Fishler, response boat operator for the case. “Thanks to the care and excellent teamwork of the crew aboard Disney Wonder in conjunction with our crew, we were able to respond quickly and place this gentleman in the care of our partners at Capital City Fire/Rescue.”


Conditions on site at the time of the medical evacuation included visibility of 10 miles, winds of 5 mph and seas of 1 foot.

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