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.