Hurt fisherman hoisted off boat, on way to Kodiak

This just in from the U.S. Coast Guard.

State records show the vessel involved is a 48-foot seiner belonging to Knud Olsen of Shoreline, Wash.

July 7, 2011

Coast Guard conducts medevac 218 miles southwest of Kodiak

KODIAK — The Coast Guard this evening is airlifting a man from the fishing vessel Heidi Linea 218 miles southwest of Kodiak.

The Coast Guard received a call at 5:20 p.m. via satellite phone reporting Anthony Imas, 50, residency unknown, was suffering from severe back pain as a result of a fall aboard the vessel.

A rescue helicopter arrived on scene and safely hoisted Imas in stable condition at 9:45 p.m.

They are expected to arrive in Kodiak around midnight.

Weather conditions at the time of the rescue included 23 mph winds and 4-foot seas.