Coast Guard Medevacs Man By Airboat

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a man from Neebish Island, today, at approximately 11 a.m.

The man was recovered and transported to Emergency Medical Services.

The Coast Guard received a call at approximately 11:10 a.m. reporting that a 78-year-old male was experiencing heart troubles and needed to be transported to better medical facilities on the main land.

Station Sault Ste. Marie deployed an 18-foot Airboat to pick up the man from Neebish Island. He was recovered and transported to awaiting EMS on shore in Barbeau, Mich. He was taken to War Memorial Medical Center.

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