Coast Guard medevacs eight-month old child from Hoonah Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka conducted a medical evacuation of an eight-month old child from Hoonah Friday.

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka contacted the Coast Guard at 4:04 p.m. requesting a medevac for a child from the Hoonah Clinic reportedly suffering from pneumonia .

The helicopter launched from Sitka at 11:56 p.m., landed in Hoonah to take the child aboard and safely transported him to Sitka where local emergency medical services were waiting.

The child was immediately taken to Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.

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