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Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules medevac man from Wake Island

Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules medevac man from Wake Island
Archive image: A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point aircrew unloads a MH-65E Dolphin helicopter from a HC-130 Hercules airplane on Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 28, 2021.
The MH-65E Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter was delivered to Hawaii by a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City Hercules aircrew.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew West.

HONOLULU — A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew medevac a 56-year-old man, a contractor, from Wake Island to Hawaii, yesterday Monday.

The contractor was suffering from symptoms of a bacterial infection and was transported to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) on Oahu. He was reported to be in critical condition.

At 8:10 p.m., Sunday, Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Honolulu received a call from medical staff on Wake Island reporting a contractor was suffering from a four day history of pain in his hip and was having trouble walking.

The medical staff on Wake Island diagnosed the man as having a bacterial infection and reported he required a transport to a higher level of care.

A Coast Guard Duty Flight Surgeon conducted a conference call with the doctor on Wake Island and concurred with his diagnosis and recommended the immediate medical evacuation (medevac).

JRCC Honolulu watchstanders deployed the HC-130 Hercules aircrew to Wake Island to transport the sick man back to Hawaii.

At 3:30 p.m., Monday, the HC-130 Hercules search and rescue airplane arrived at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point where the contractor was transferred to an awaiting ambulance and brought to Queens Medical Center.

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