Man Dies After Accident On Fishing Vessel

A 39-year-old man died aboard a fishing vessel on Thursday after being struck by a snapped cable.

The Coast Guard received a call yesterday morning that the F/V Alaska Juris was in need of a medevac for a crew member who had sustained a head injury. According to Petty Officer Charly Hengen, the Coast Guard launched two Jayhawk helicopters from Unalaska at 10:40am. Once on scene, a rescue swimmer was lowered onto the vessel and determined that the injured man was dead and could not be revived. The identity of the man has not yet been released.

The Alaska Juris returned to Unalaska on Friday morning with the body, and the Alaska State Troopers are now handling the situation.

The Alaska Juris is a 238-foot factory operated by the Fishing Company of Alaska. FCA headquarters had no comment on the matter.

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