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).
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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