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Coast Guard medevac man 80 nm off Montauk, NY

Coast Guard medevac man 80 nm off Montauk, NY
Archive image: Four qualified helicopter tie-down team members and two break-in members hustle to tie down the MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter Legare while underway in the North Atlantic Ocean, Thursday, July 6, 2017.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare conducted flight operations with Air Station Cape Cod for flight deck landing qualifications while on a First Coast Guard District Living Marine Resources fisheries patrol.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaitlin Bearden.

NEW YORK —​ A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a man from​ the​ recreational vessel Dove approximately 80 nautical miles south of Montauk, NY, Tuesday evening.

Watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification that a​ crewmember was very ill and experiencing diabetic-related health complications.

The command center consulted with a U.S. Coast Guard flight surgeon who recommended medical evacuation.

An MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter (MRR) aircrew and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry search and rescue airplane crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod was launched​. Over the scene the rescue helicopter crew deployed a rescue swimmer to conduct a hoist and medevac of the 54-year-old man.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevac man from a vessel 80 nautical miles South of Montauk, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2021.
The man was experiencing diabetic-related medical complications while out at sea and needed to be medically evacuated.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Lt. j. g. Andrew Boyle.

The patient was transferred​ safely to awaiting EMS at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in stable condition.


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