Coast Guard medically evacuates woman from Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Coast Guard MH-65 Helicopter

USCG file photo

CLEVELAND – A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit medically evacuated an 84-year-old woman, who was reportedly experiencing shortness of breath, from Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Thursday evening.

The Coast Guard was notified by Put-in-Bay Emergency Medical Services as to the woman’s condition.

Coast Guard Station Marblehead was unable to launch because of weather limitations, so an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Detroit performed the medevac.

“The initial came in from EMS saying the woman needed to be taken off the island, and the station couldn’t launch because of the conditions,” said Lt. Mary Martin, the aircraft commander. “A small-boat transfer is usually be safest way to transport a patient, but we looked at the weather and decided it was safe for us to fly.”

The woman was taken to Port Clinton Airport and transferred to EMS.

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