Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Coast Guard Video: Actual Helicopter Evacuation of Sick Submarine Crewmember At Sea

Link to video here.

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a crewmember from a U.S. Navy submarine off the coast of Wash., Tuesday.

The Navy contacted the Coast Guard at 5:50 p.m. to request assistance in transferring a crewmember to a hospital from a submarine.

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist. The rescue helicopter arrived on scene at 7:12 p.m. and hoisted the crewmember by basket from the sail of the submarine. The crewmember was transferred to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Astoria.

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