Hunter Shot in Back Medevaced from Admiralty Island
November 6, 2011
By Chris Klint, KTUUcom
Alaska State Troopers have identified a hunter who was shot in
the lower back on Southeast Alaska’s Admiralty Island and medevaced
by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter Sunday morning. Jason Lindley, 25,
has been flown to Seattle for treatment.
Coast Guard spokesperson Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen
says watchstanders in Juneau received a radio report of the shooting
from Lindley's hunting party, on the northwest side of Admiralty
Island, at about
An MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter in the region heard the call
and self-diverted to the hunting party's location near Hawk Inlet,
where crew members were able to pick Lindley up. He was taken to
emergency medical personnel in Juneau at about 10:10 a.m., then
stabilized at Bartlett Regional Hospital for transport to Seattle.
"The hunting party had a means of communication so we were able
to get help out there quickly," said Lt. j.g. Eddie Michno, District
17 command duty officer. "In an area like Alaska where cell phones
can't be relied upon, having a secondary means of communication can
make a huge difference."
AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen says troopers are investigating the
circumstances of Lindley’s injury, and will speak with other members
of the hunting party when they return to Juneau by boat later
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