Coast Guard medically evacuates woman off Mackinac Island

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Ignace medically evacuated a woman off Mackinac Island, Mich., today at approximately 4:00 a.m.

Station St. Ignace received a call from a physician at the Mackinac Island Clinic at approximately 3:20 a.m. Their assistance was requested to medically evacuate a woman who was having respiratory problems to a hospital on the mainland. St. Ignace launched their 25-foot response boat with their boat crew and two emergency medical technicians.

The woman was transported to waiting Emergency Medical Services and transported to Northern Michigan Regional Medical Center.

“Due to our quick response time and the EMT’s flexibility we were able to work together and get her off the island safely and into medical care,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Feldman, acting Officer of the Day at Station St. Ignace and the coordinator of the medical evacuation.

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