Coast Guard medically evacuates man from South Manitou Island

9th Coast Guard District NewsCLEVELAND — An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., medically evacuated a 50-year-old man from South Manitou Island, Mich., Friday morning.

The man reportedly fell down a well, was able to climb out on his own and suffered injuries to his hip and back. His name is not being released.

The Coast Guard’s 9th District Command Center, here, received the request for a medevac at about 9:20 a.m. The aircrew from Traverse City launched aboard an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and safely transported the man back to the air station, where he was met by emergency medical services at about 11 a.m.

The man’s current condition is unknown.

The Coast Guard maintains great working relationships with emergency responders and local agencies in remote Great Lakes locations, including northern Lake Michigan’s Manitou Island.

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