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June 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Crew member airlifted from fishing boat after electrical shock

A crew member on a Seattle-based fishing boat had to be airlifted off his boat in the Bering Sea Friday after suffering a major electrical shock and heart complications.

The ship was about 172 miles northwest of Dillingham, Alaska, when it called for help from the Coast Guard. The 43-year-old man, whose name was not released in a U.S. Coast Guard press release, was working on the electrical switchboard of the Cape Horn, a 145-foot fishing boat. He suffered a 480-volt shock.

A helicopter hoisted the man off the fishing vessel early Friday afternoon and flew him to Dillingham, where his condition is unknown.

 

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