Medevac off Tofino
A US Coast Guard aircrew conducted a medevac of an ill man from the "Amsterdam", which was off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, in the morning of June 18, 2017 .Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a request for medevac at 4:55 a.m. The Port Angeles aircrew launched aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at 6:45 a.m., and arrived on scene with the cruise ship MS Amsterdam at 7:30 a.m. The aircrew completed the hoist and headed to Port Angeles and completed the patient transfer at 8:15 a.m. The 79-year-old American citizen was suffering from stroke-related symptoms. He was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services back at the Coast Guard base, who then transported the man to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. The patient was in stable condition throughout the flight and at the time of transfer to EMS.
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