Coast Guard crew airlifts ailing man

BOSTON – A Coast Guard crew airlifted a 36-year-old man from Nantucket Cottage Hospital and transported him to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston around 12:55 a.m., today, after high winds grounded the hospital’s helicopters.

A crew aboard a Jayhawk rescue helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod responded to a call requesting medical transfer from Nantucket to Boston around 11:28 p.m., Tuesday.

The helicopter crew transported the man to Logan Airport where they were met by Beth Israel Deaconess Ambulatory Services for further transport to the hospital.

The man’s condition is unknown.

The sustained winds were measured to be around 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

“When other emergency transportation means are unavailable, the Coast Guard provides this life saving service,” said Lt. j.g. Adam Young, the public affairs officer at Air Station Cape Cod.

Air Station Cape Cod counts this as their 9,599th case.

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