Coast Guard Assists Canadian Officials with Medevac

SEATTLE – Coast Guard crews assisted in the medical evacuation of a 60-year old man who suffered a heart attack while aboard his vessel today near Sooke Harbour, approximately 20 miles west of Victoria, Canada.

The Coast Guard received a call around 9 a.m. from Victoria Rescue Coordination Centre requesting agency assistance for a man who was in need of medical attention.

A Coast Guard HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles and the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo were conducting training in the area and immediately responded to the scene.

The patient was delivered to shore by boat and transferred to the rescue helicopter. The crew then commenced cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the patient. The patient was transported to Victoria General Hospital where he was pronounced dead-on-arrival.

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