Coast Guard air crew medically evacuates ill woman from Molokai

HONOLULU — A Coast Guard air crew conducted a medical evacuation of an ill woman from Molokai to Oahu today.

Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center watch standers here received a call from the Hawaii State Department of Health director late Monday evening requesting immediate air transport for a female patient in her 70s from Kalaupapa to Oahu.

A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew from Air Station Barbers Point and a Disaster Medical Assist Team member departed Oahu at 11:50 p.m. Monday. The crew arrived at Kalaupapa at 12:30 a.m. and safely took the patient aboard. They arrived on Oahu at approximately 2 a.m. and the patient was transported by EMS to Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu.

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