Archive image: A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, performs pre-flight checks to ensure the safety of the air craft before taking off from Great Inagua, Bahamas for a medevac, Sept. 25, 2016. Though the Jayhawk crew’s primary mission is drug interdiction in support of Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos, the crew often performs search-and-rescue missions while forward deployed. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson.
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Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevac a 34-year-old fisherman from the fishing vessel, Chin, near Raccoon Island, Bahamas, Monday. The Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter is encounted deployed in support of Operations Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), the aircrew responded to emergency and launched to the vessel coordenades. Over the fishing boat hoisted the crew member with the rescue basket and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) at Exuma International Airport.
Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a medevac request from the «Chin» vessel crew stating that a crew member suffered an injury to his arm.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deployed in support of Operations Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) hoists a fishing vessel, Chin, crew member near Raccoon Island, Oct. 27, 2020. The 34-year-old crew member suffered an injury to his arm, prompting the fishing crew to request a medevac from the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
«This medevac was great teamwork between our watchstanders in District Seven and in the Bahamas, and an excellent job by the
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew,» said Lt. Cmdr. Jacob McMillan, Coast Guard liaison officer to the Bahamas. «I’m very glad we could assist this person in distress.»
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