A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka medevac’d a cruise ship passenger from the Diamond Princess early this morning (Tuesday).
The 81-year-old woman was showing signs of a blocked artery in her right leg.
The MH-60 Jayhawk hoisted her from the ship in Frederick Sound, north of Admiralty Island about 4:30 this morning. She was transported to Guardian Flight in Juneau and flown to Seattle for advanced care.
- The Department of Fish and Game will pull the north line of the Ugashik District back away from the haulout site again, Salomone said, the same as last year. The exact coordinates will be published with the first announcement from Fish and Game about June 1.
- The Navy will scan Kodiak and Unalaska waters for World War II-era munitions using underwater drones next month, as part of an ongoing effort to eventually remove the explosives. What could happen and whether the historic weapons would detonate is unclear.
- Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.
- Typical criminal cases go to local district attorneys for consideration. The head of the Office of Special Prosecutions wouldn't elaborate on why this case was in his office.