Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew airlifts ill Molokai man

HONOLULU — A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew airlifted a 52-year-old male Kalaupapa Park employee from Molokai to Oahu Thursday at about 9:15 p.m.

Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center JRCC watchstanders here received a call from a Hawaii State Department of Health doctor about a man who was experiencing chest pains at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday.

A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point was en route to Molokai at about 8 p.m. and transported the man to The Queens Medical Center.

The inter-island rescue effort was coordinated between a Coast Guard flight surgeon, a state department doctor, National Park Service officials and JRCC watchstanders.

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