A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacked a 45-year-old man from the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice near Baranof Island on Monday (8-24-15).
Medical staff on the ship contacted the Coast Guard command center in Juneau at about 1 a.m. Monday. The ship was in southern Chatham Strait, near the town of Port Alexander, at the time of the call.
A helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka responded and hoisted the man aboard. He was then flown to Sitka and transferred to waiting emergency medical personnel. There was no further information about his status available by deadline for this story.