Coast Guard Airlifts 2 from Martha’s Vineyard

BOSTON – An Air Station Cape Cod HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew airlifted two people from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston in separate flights this morning.

The first flight landed 3:13 a.m. after transporting a 76-year-old female suffering from a head injury after she slipped and fell.

The helicopter crew launched again from the island carrying a 77-year-old female suffering from internal bleeding and arrived at the hopital helipad, 7:40 a.m.

The current condition of both patients is unknown.

Private medical flights were not available due to poor weather conditions.

“In an emergency situation, the Coast Guard has the capability to fly in bad weather,” said Lt. Mike Nalli from the First Coast Guard District Command Center in Boston. “Both flights landed safely and without incident.”

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