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Cruising Alaska: May/June 2006

Sunday, May 28: At-sea days don't usually provide any interesting stories. This cruise was very different. About 4 hours north of the north end of Vancouver Island, Captain Rune Lokling announced that we had a medical emergency on board. Neither Coast Guard (American or Canadian) was able to assist, so we had to turn around and go to Port Hardy to land the sick person. About 2 hours after turning south, though, this Canadian Coast Guard Sea King helicopter arrived and picked the man off. I was giving my presentation about grizzly bears so missed it all, but Cathy got some great shots from the window of the Fitness Center.

This photograph is © 2006 by Cathy Small, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Sea King helicopter