Coast Guard medevacs 1 in Rhode River

BALTIMORE – A Coast Guard crew medevaced a woman who was reportedly suffering from back pains in the Rhode River, Sunday.

Rescued was Spencer Martin, 19.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a call via emergency dispatch at 2:11 p.m., reporting that Martin was suffering from back pains after falling off an innertube being pulled by a pleasure craft.

A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md., picked up four Anne Arundel County Fire Rescue members and deployed to the scene. The Coast Guard rescue crew located Martin, transferred her onto the RB-S and took her to a marina on the Rhode River, where she was met by a Maryland State Police helicopter.

Martin was then transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

“It was a great coordination effort between Sector Baltimore, Station Annapolis, local EMS and Maryland State Police,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Rodocker, a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Baltimore. “Working together, we were able to get Martin the medical attention she needed in a timely manner. It was very helpful having EMTs aboard the Coast Guard boat. This enabled us to be able to provide Martin with initial medical treatment once on we arrived on scene.”

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