Coast Guard medically evacuates man from Beaver Island

CLEVELAND – A rescue helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., medically evacuated a 70-year-old man reportedly experiencing seizures from Beaver Island, Mich., at about 7 a.m., July 5, 2010.

Beaver Island Emergency Medical Services requested assistance from the Coast Guard at about 6 a.m. Air Station Traverse City immediately dispatched an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew.

An emergency medical technician from Beaver Island EMS accompanied the patient onboard the helicopter for the duration of the transport.

The crew transferred the Beaver Island resident safely to a local Charlevoix, Mich., hospital.

The Coast Guard works closely with other first responders to provide efficient and expedient life saving services.

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