Coast Guard medically evacuates man from Beaver Island

9th Coast Guard District News
CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medically evacuated a 76-year-old man from Beaver Island, Mich., at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., launched a rescue helicopter crew after receiving a report from the Beaver Island Rural Health Center of a man experiencing chest pains.

The aircrew transferred the man safely to Air Station Traverse City, where awaiting emergency medical technicians transported him to a local hospital.

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.

The man’s name is not being released.

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