Coast Guard medically evacuates woman from Beaver Island

Coast Guard MH-65 Helicopter

USCG file photo

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated an 89-year-old woman, a resident of Beaver Island, Mich., at about 1:45 a.m., Nov. 28, 2010.

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., launched a rescue crew after Beaver Island Emergency Medical Services contacted the Ninth District Command Center at about 12:50 a.m. and requested assistance.

A nurse practitioner accompanied the flight crew during the medical evacuation.

The crew transferred the Beaver Island resident safely to Charlevoix, Mich., where awaiting EMS transported her to a local hospital.

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