Coast Guard medically evacuates Big Island man to Oahu

HONOLULU — A U.S. Coast Guard air crew aboard a C-130 long-range search and rescue aircraft from Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu conducted a medical evacuation of a Big Island man on Saturday.

The 25-year-old male is being transported to a local hospital in Honolulu after suffering injuries during a fall. The North Hawaii Community Hospital contacted Coast Guard watch standers in Honolulu early Saturday to arrange the transfer. The C-130 Hercules aircraft crew was launched at approximately 3 p.m.

The Hercules aircrew arrived at Kona International Airport at 5:45 p.m. to pick up the patient, who had been transferred there from North Hawaii Community Hospital.

The air crew arrived at Air Station Barbers Point at approximately 7:30 p.m. and City and County of Honolulu Emergency Medical Services personnel were waiting to transport the patient to The Queens Medical Center for further medical care.

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