Coast Guard rescues Horizon crewmember
The U.S. Coast Guard said it medevaced a crewmember on Sunday who was injured while working aboard the containership Horizon Anchorage, 170 miles southwest of Sitka, Alaska
John Engelbrecht, 50, reportedly crushed and partially severed his right index finger while working on a diesel engine and his finger got caught in one of the gears.
The Coast Guard command center in Juneau received the call from the master of the vessel Horizon Anchorage at 12:03 p.m. and launched a MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka at 12:32 p.m.
The rescue helicopter arrived on scene and safely hoisted Engelbrecht at 2:45 p.m.
The rescue helicopter transported Engelbrecht to Juneau arriving at 5 p.m. where local emergency medical services were waiting to take Engelbrecht to Bartlett Regional Hospital for further medical care.