Coast Guard Medevacs Woman from Great Lakes Freighter – Video

DETROIT – A sick woman was medically evacuated from a cargo ship by the U.S. Coast Guard, Thursday evening, in north western Lake Huron.

A 53-year-old woman suffering from a rare stomach problem was loosing blood at a rapid rate and required immediate medical attention, but she was stuck on a cargo ship approximately 22 miles off Oscoda, Mich.

At approximately 9:14 a.m. an HH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit arrived and the crew took her to the Alpena Hospital in Alpena, Mich.

The victim was listed in stable condition.

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