SEATTLE (AP) – The Coast Guard says one of its officers who was injured last month while rescuing crew members from a disabled fishing vessel in Alaska waters has died of his injuries.
In a statement, the Coast Guard said Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf died Wednesday at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
The 166-foot Alaska Mist suffered a mechanical failure and was adrift north of Amak Island off the Alaska Peninsula. Obendorf’s cutter, the Waesche responded, evacuated non-essential members of the 22-person crew, then took the Mist under tow to Dutch Harbor.
Read the full story at KOMO News>>