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Coast Guard medevac man 50 miles southeast of Charleston

Coast Guard medevac man 50 miles southeast of Charleston. MH-65 Dolphin.
Archive image: an aviation survival technician, more commonly known as rescue swimmer, is hoisted into a Coast MH-65 Dolphin helicopter (from Sector North Bend) during a SAR training. The Aircrews train on a daily basis in order to be ready for search and rescue cases.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wyatt Keller.

CHARLESTON, S.C.​ – The Coast Guard and a MH-65 Dolphin aircrew medevac a 41-year-old man from the Teal Arrow, a 544-foot cargo vessel, approximately 50 miles southeast of Charleston, Tuesday.

An Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the man to the Charleston Executive Airport where emergency medical services took him to the Medical University of South Carolina for further medical care.

At approximately 4:44 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector Charleston​ command center watchstanders received a medevac request from the Teal Arrow’s agent reporting a crew member was suffering from a hand injury. The vessel was 173 miles east of Charleston.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medevac and for the vessel to make best speed toward Charleston. Once the vessel was within distance parameters, the MH-65 Dolphin crew launched to rendezvous with the Teal Arrow and conduct the medevac.

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