Coast Guard medically evacuates man from Mackinac Island

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a 29-year-old man from a clinic on Mackinac Island, in Lake Huron, to a hospital on mainland Michigan at about 3 a.m., Sept. 18, 2010.

Coast Guard Station St. Ignace launched rescue crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat (MLB), with an emergency medical technician aboard, after receiving a request for a medical evacuation from the Mackinac Island Clinic at about 1:45 a.m.

Reportedly, the man had been taken to the Mackinac Island Clinic by his roommate after he had been found unconscious at their home. The main regained consciousness at the clinic.

The Coast Guard boatcrew transported him from Mackinac Island Clinic to St. Ignace, where he was taken to a local hospital at the request of his doctors. His current condition is unknown.

The Coast Guard in St. Ignace effects safe and expeditious transport of those in need of medical attention due to its proximity to Mackinac Island.

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