MIAMI — Coast Guard air crews continue to provide critical medical support (medical evacuation and emergency medical services) after Haiti earthquake, for the Haitian citizens and the government.
«The lives we saved would have been lost if rescue action wasn’t taken,» said Cmdr. David Sheppard, air operations commander deployed to Haiti. «We are doing our best to get every critically injured citizen the care and help they need.»
In the past 24 hours, Coast Guard men and women deployed to Haiti have:
- flown 20 evolutions
- saved more than 15 people
- assisted more than 70 people
- transported 50 urban disaster and relief personnel
Since Sunday, U.S. Coast Guard men and women deployed to Haiti have:
- flown 72 evolutions
- saved 67 people
- assisted 89 people
- transported 143 disaster and relief personnel
- transported 5,500 pounds of disaster and relief supplies
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