NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a child, Thursday, that was experiencing an allergic reaction approximately 23 nautical miles south of Destin Pass, Florida.
Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report over VHF-FM 16 at approximately 11:15 a.m. of an 11-year-old boy experiencing an allergic reaction aboard a 69-foot charter fishing vessel and inmediately recomended the medical evacuation.
A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew was diverted from training nearby to respond. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders also coordinated the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Destin.
The ATC Mobile rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and hoisted the child and a parent. The MH-65 Dolphin crew transported them to Coast Guard Station Destin where the child was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in reportedly stable condition.
“This is an example of the Coast Guard’s remarkable ability to respond at any given moment,” said Cmdr. Christopher Miller, Coast Guard Sector Mobile, search and rescue mission coordinator.
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