Unalaska Coast Guard Petty Officer Passes Away

A member of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Unalaska has passed away in Anchorage.

Petty Officer Michal Marciniak died at Alaska Regional Hospital on Tuesday morning while receiving treatment for a serious illness. Marciniak had fallen ill Monday morning and was medevaced to Cold Bay on a Coast Guard helicopter. A commercial medevac brought him to Alaska Regional’s emergency room in critical condition.

Petty officer Shawn Eggert says the Coast Guard is investigating what happened, but at this point, he says it’s clear Marciniak’s illness wasn’t
linked to his job.

Marciniak was a Marine Science Technician – one of five at the Unalaska MSD. He was 30-years-old.

Annie Ropeik is a reporter for KUCB in Unalaska.

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