Coast Guard medevacs sailor off USS Ronald Reagan

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE – The Coast Guard medevaced a 22-year-old sailor off the USS Ronald Reagan near Port Townsend, Wash., Tuesday.

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., launched an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew at 7:30 a.m., arriving on scene at approximately 8:10 a.m.

The sailor was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, arriving at 8:39 a.m., and reported to be in stable condition.

The USS Ronald Reagan is scheduled to moor at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Wash at 1:30 p.m., where it will undergo a year-long Dock Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF).

“It is an honor to be in the position to help our partners and it’s especially rewarding to be there for our Navy Shipmates, said Capt. Tony Hahn, Commanding Officer of Group Air Station Port Angeles. “The medevac case this morning is a great example of our interoperability and how we compliment each other’s tremendous capabilities.”

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