Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation from Manitou Island

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation from Manitou Island, Mich. at approximately 1:45 p.m., Sunday.

Coast Guard Station Frankfort received a request for a medical evacuation from the Manitou Island Park Ranger at approximately 12:30 p.m. for a 17-year-old male who had broken his leg.

Station Frankfort launched their 30-foot small boat and transferred the victim to awaiting Emergency Medical Services at the Leland Boat Launch in Leland, Mich. The victim was taken to Munson Hospital, located in Traverse City, Mich.

“We have a really good relationship with the local agencies in the area”, said Seaman Abbea Hoehamer, the communications watchstander at Station Frankfort who received the call. “They know they can call us if they need help with someone who is injured and needs to be taken to the hospital”

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