Coast Guard Station Juneau medevacs passenger from cruise ship Carnival Miracle

Coast Guard Alaska News
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a cruise ship passenger near Juneau Saturday.

A Coast Guard Station Juneau 25-foot Response Boat–Small crew transported a 10-year-old girl who suffered a leg injury from the cruise ship Carnival Miracle to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Douglas Harbor for further transport to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received the medevac request Saturday afternoon and immediately diverted the small boat crew, who was already underway for law enforcement operations, to rendezvous with the cruise ship and bring the injured girl and her father aboard for transport to EMS.

“Our operational crews are ready to respond to emergency medical situations at all times,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Riblet, a watchstander at Sector Juneau. “We see a lot of commercial traffic in Southeast Alaska and the safety of life at sea is a priority for the Coast Guard.”

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Roy, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Juneau, prepares to hand a stuffed animal to a 10-year-old girl suffering from a leg injury during a medevac near Juneau, Alaska, June 15, 2013. Roy and other crewmembers from the 25-foot Response Boat–Small transported the young girl from a near by cruise ship to Douglas Harbor to meet emergency medical services. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Roy, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Juneau, prepares to hand a stuffed animal to a 10-year-old girl suffering from a leg injury during a medevac near Juneau, Alaska, June 15, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

 

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