Coast Guard Conducts Medevac of 34 year-old-man

McKinleyville- On June 10th, at 05:55 a.m., a crew onboard a U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 helicopter from Air Station Humboldt Bay conducted a medical evacuation of a 34 year-old-man suffering from appendicitis onboard the vessel Hanjin Baltimore, 76 miles west of Pt. Cabrillo.

At 10:15 p.m., Group Humboldt Bay received the call from the district office in Alameda, advising of the situation. The vessel was still 260 nautical miles west of Fort Bragg. Because the Hanjin Baltimore was out of Coast Guard helicopter range, the ship had to steam within 100 miles from shore to conduct the medical evacuation. Once in range, the HH-65 helicopter arrived on scene at 05:55 a.m., with a C-130 fixed wing aircraft, from Air Station Sacramento, providing additional air support.

After airlifting the man, the HH-65 helicopter landed at Ukiah Valley Medical Center at 07:01 a.m.

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