Coast Guard medically evacuates Canadian ATV rider

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit medically evacuated a 32-year-old male from Pelee Island, Ontario following an accident on an ATV, Saturday, at approximately 6:45 p.m.

“Apparently, he didn’t see a ditch at the last minute, and his ATV flipped,” said Lt. Ian Stal, Air Station Detroit HH-65C rescue helicopter pilot. “He sustained lacerations to the cheek and bruises to the hips and chest.”

The Detroit aircrew transferred the Ontario native from a Canadian ambulance service and placed him in a stokes litter for safe hoist

The aircrew then delivered him to awaiting Emergency Medical Services for transport to the Windsor, Ontario Airport.

Upon transport, the man was in stable condition and not able to walk.

The Coast Guard received a call from a nurses station on Pelee Island that a man had an accident on an ATV shortly after 6 p.m.

Initially, he went riding on Pelee Island at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The Coast Guard worked closely with the Joint Rescue Coordination Center Trenton to locate and provide immediate medical attention

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