Coast Guard Station Juneau medevacs man from cruise ship Celebrity Infinity

Petty Officer 3rd Class Landon Rector, a machinery technician at Coast Guard Station Juneau, helps Capital City Fire Rescue personnel transfer an ailing man from the station’s 45-foot Response Boat – Medium to a gurney at Statter Harbor in Juneau, Alaska, June 9, 2015. The boatcrew traveled 40 miles from the station to medevac the man. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst)

Petty Officer 3rd Class Landon Rector, a machinery technician at Coast Guard Station Juneau, helps Capital City Fire Rescue personnel transfer an ailing man from the station’s 45-foot Response Boat – Medium to a gurney at Statter Harbor in Juneau, Alaska, June 9, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst)

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Juneau boatcrew medevaced a 75-year-old man from the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity in Lynn Canal near Point Retreat, Alaska, Tuesday morning.

The boatcrew brought the ailing man to emergency medical services in Auke Bay for transfer to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

A crewmember from the Celebrity Infinity contacted Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders Monday evening requesting a medevac for the man who was suffering from symptoms of cardiac arrest.

After assessing the situation, watchstanders launched a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew from Station Juneau Tuesday morning to meet the Celebrity Infinity in Lynn Canal.

The RB-M crew rendezvoused with Capital City Fire Rescue personnel in Statter Harbor where an ambulance was waiting to take the man to the hospital.

“The RB-M crew traveled 40 miles to meet the Celebrity Infinity,” said Scott Giard, command duty officer, Sector Juneau. “The station crewmember’s regular training and area familiarity prepare them for whatever mission they may be tasked with on the expansive waterways around Juneau.”

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