Coast guard airlifts crewmember off freighter after medical emergency

Coast guard airlifts crewmember off freighter after medical emergency

MARQUETTE — According to the U.S. Coast Guard Traverse City Post, an Air Station MH-65D helicopter working alongside a 45′ Response Boat-Medium from USCG Station Marquette conducted a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of a crewmember from the 710-foot Canadian flagged M/V Algowood this afternoon.

Watch a crewmember be hoisted and air lifted to the hospital by the U.S Coast Guard from a Great Lakes freighter 80 miles off the Upper Peninsula shoreline. The captain called the USCG for help after a crew member aboard was having a medical emergency. goo.gl/5QaDtU

Posted by ABC10 & CW5 UP on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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The Algowood was located nearly 80 miles north east of Marquette, Michigan on Lake Superior when the captain contacted the U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes reporting a crewmember with chest pains.

The MH-65 helicopter hoisted the crewmember from the ALGOWOOD and delivered the patient to UP Health System – Marquette.

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