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.

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


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.