Coast Guard medevacs man from University of South Carolina

Air Station Savannah crews ready two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters for flights Oct. 8, 2016 on the air station’s tarmac. Coast Guard crews are utilizing Hunter Army Airfield as a forward operating base for Hurricane Matthew response efforts. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw/D7 External Affairs PADET JacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 60-year-old male Saturday from the University of South Carolina Bluffton.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a report from local emergency medical services at 12:12 p.m. a man was suffering from chest pains.

EMS was on scene but unable to transport the man to the hospital due to poor road conditions.

A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah conducted the medevac and took the man to Savannah Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

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