USCG cutter recalled from visit by medical emergency
April 6, 2017
WRANGELL – A Coast Guard cutter stationed in Ketchikan was due to stop in to Wrangell over the weekend for its Tent City Days celebration, but unexpectedly had to divert course and return home en route.
The CGC Anthony Petit was about 31 miles away when it abruptly changed course Friday evening.
“Unfortunately, just by Lincoln Rock, a member of our crew developed a serious medical condition,” explained Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Bauer. The ship made speedily for home, the crew member was successfully transported for emergency care, and is currently down in Bellingham undergoing...