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Coast Guard Medevacs Injured ATV Rider near Nome

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter in Kotzebue

An injured ATV rider outside of Nome was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard early Thursday morning.

70-year-old Michael Fay of Springfield, MO, is reported to have hurt his back while operating his all-terrain vehicle an estimated 55 miles near Nome.

The Coast Guard was contacted and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew out of Kotzebue responded to the scene. Fay was medevaced to the Nome area for medical services, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.