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Coast Guard MH-60T medevac man in Chatham Strait, Alaska

Coast Guard MH-60T medevac man in Chatham Strait, Alaska
Archive image: SITKA, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew on a landing pad at Cape Decision Lighthouse.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 1st Class Sara Muir.

KODIAK, Alaska –​ A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a passenger from the cruise ship Norwegian Encore in Chatham Strait, Alaska, Monday.

The watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Juneau launched an MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew to perform the medical evacuation.

Once the aircraft arrived on scene, at 7:27 a.m., the MH-60 Jayhawk MRR helicopter aircrew deployed the rescue swimmer, safely hoisted the passenger and headed to land to transport and transfer the man to the emergency medical service personnel (EMS) awaiting at the Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center in Sitka.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center personnel received the request for assistance from the cruise ship Norwegian Encore crew at 5:48 a.m., reporting that the 64-year-old male had been suffering from stroke-like symptoms since 4:35 a.m. that morning.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac (medical evacuation) a 64-year-old man from the cruise ship Norwegian Encore in Chatham Strait, Alaska, July 18, 2022.
The patient was safely hoisted and transported to awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel at the Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center in Sitka. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Ali Blackburn.
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The patient’s condition was reportedly stable upon the U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew transfer him to medical personnel in Sitka.

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