Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles crew medevacs 12-year-old in Neah Bay, Wash.

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 12-year-old boy from Neah Bay, Wash., to Seattle, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a request for the medevac, of a 12-year-old boy with serious head injuries, from the Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Center on the Makah Indian Reservation, in Neah Bay, early Thursday afternoon. Airlift Northwest in Seattle declined a previous request due to dangerously low visibility.

Sector Puget Sound launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., at approximately 2:11 p.m. The helicopter crew landed at Coast Guard Station Neah Bay at approximately 2:43 p.m., where awaiting Sophie Trettevick EMS helped load the patient aboard the helicopter.

The Coast Guard crew transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle at approximately 4:17 p.m. The patient was last reported to have a skull fracture and major head trama. His current condition is unknown.

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