June 8, 2012 at 9:04 PM
Crewman on Seattle-based fishing boat receives 480-volt shock
The Associated Press
KODIAK, Alaska – A Bering Sea fisherman who suffered a major electrical shock and heart complications has been medevaced from his ship by the Coast Guard and flown to Dillingham, Alaska.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst said a helicopter crew delivered the unidentified 43-year-old crew member on Friday afternoon to emergency medical services in Dillingham. His condition was not known.
The Coast Guard spokesman says the crew member reportedly received a 480-volt shock while working on the electrical switchboard of the Cape Horn, a 145-foot fishing vessel based in Seattle.
The ship was 172 miles northwest of Dillingham at the time.
The Cape Horn called the Coast Guard for help early Friday morning.
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