Coast Guard medically evacuates Navy sailor from USS Oak Hill

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK — A U.S. Navy Sailor was medically evacuated in stable condition by a Coast Guard rescue boat crew off Long Island, N.Y., Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

The USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) was 22 miles south of Montauk Point, N.Y., when the crew notified the Coast Guard that a crew member onboard was experiencing abdominal pain and recommended transfer to a shore facility for definitive care. After consulting with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock was dispatched to meet the naval vessel and assist with the transfer.

The Coast Guard boat crew transferred the patient aboard and returned to Station Shinnecock where local emergency medical service transported him to Southampton Hospital, Long Island, N.Y.

The USS Oak Hill was returning to its home port at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va., after a port visit to Bristol, R.I., for the city’s 226th Annual 4th of July Celebration.

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