Coast Guard rescue busy on day before Thanksgiving

Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- While some people left work early Wednesday to begin Thanksgiving festivities, two Air Station Kodiak crews were busy flying medical missions from villages.

In the first mission the Guard launched a Jayhawk helicopter at 3 p.m. to pick up 82-year-old Sophie Inan from the Old Harbor Clinic. They flew her to the Spruce Cape helicopter pad where she was then brought by ambulance to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.

The second mission was out of Dutch Harbor. A Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter from the cutter Sherman launched about 7:30 p.m. to fly a severely sick 75-year-old woman, Sophia Sherebernikoff from the clinic there to the airstrip in Cold Bay. She was transferred to a civilian air ambulance for further transport to Anchorage.

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