Coast Guard medevacs man from Mona Island, Puerto Rico

7th Coast Guard District NewsSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter medically evacuated a 46-year-old man Thursday from Mona Island, Puerto Rico.

Search-and-rescue coordinators at the Coast Guard Sector San Juan command center were contacted at approximately 8:06 a.m. Thursday by a Puerto Rico Department of Natural Environmental Resources park ranger, who notified that one of their employees was suffering from a seizure.

After consultation with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, a medevac was determined necessary. A rescue aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen was launched to conduct the medevac.

The Coast Guard rescue aircrew landed on Mona Island, received the patient and transported him to the Medical Center Hospital in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The patient was transferred to awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel for further medical care.

The condition of the patient is unknown at this time.

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