Coast Guard medevacs 8-month-old with head injury from grounded vessel

Week in the Life of the Coast Guard 2013CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced an 8-month-old male after he suffered a head injury in St. Helena Sound, S.C., Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call at 11:38 a.m., from the captain of the 30-foot cabin cruiser Mary Time, stating that after the vessel had suddenly become grounded, an infant aboard had experienced a head injury.

An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter traveling from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah was only four minutes away from the vessel and diverted to assist. The crew hoisted the child and his mother and transported them to the Medical University of South Carolina for care.

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