Coast Guard medically evacuates man from Beaver Island

USCG file photo

CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew is in the process of medically evacuating an 83-year-old man from Beaver Island, Mich., Wednesday evening.

An HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., launched after personnel at the Beaver Island Rural Health Center requested a medevac at about 6 p.m., for William Cruickshank, who was reportedly experiencing dizzy spells.

The aircrew is planning to transport the man to Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, Mich.

The Coast Guard maintains great working relationships with medical personnel at emergency facilities in remote Great Lakes locations, including northern Lake Michigan’s Beaver Island.

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