Medevac off La Push
A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew medically evacuated a male passenger from the "Explorer of the Seas" near La Push in the morning of Sep 22, 2016. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a call at 3:13 a.m. from the cruise ship, which was transiting to Victoria, Canada, requesting assistance for the passenger.
The Air Station Port Angeles launched a crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at 4 a.m. and arrived on scene within 30 minutes. The 66-year-old male, who was suffering from internal bleeding, was safely airlifted by the Coast Guard aircrew and transported to Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles. The weather at the time of the rescue was reported to be foggy with 5 mph winds.
(4 days ago, by Timsen
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