Coast Guard medevacs diver near Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard medevacs diver near Cape Lookout, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photoWILMINGTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was showing signs of decompression sickness approximately 10 miles east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina, Sunday. A crewmember aboard a 52-foot diving vessel contacted the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 10 a.m. and notified them the diver may have surfaced...

Coast Guard medevacs diver from Point Pleasant, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs diver from Point Pleasant, NJ
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard medevaced a diver reportedly suffering decompression sickness symptoms from Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to Philadelphia Saturday afternoon. The Coast Guard was initially notified by a man aboard the 35-foot fishing boat Bluefin that a diver was reportedly suffering decompression sickness symptoms approximately 30 minutes after a dive about 15 miles offshore. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard conducts medevac of woman suffering decompression sickness

Coast Guard conducts medevac of woman suffering decompression sickness
LOS ANGELES –– The Coast Guard transferred a 51-year-old female off Catalina Island Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from the Isthmus dive chamber at 10:30 p.m., reporting a female experiencing decompression sickness was in need of further medical attention. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles was launched...

Coast Guard medevacs diver suffering from decompression sickness near Cortez, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs diver suffering from decompression sickness near Cortez, Florida
CORTEZ, Fla. — A 59-year-old man was rescued by a Coast Guard crew Thursday 40 miles west of Cortez after he resurfaced from a 150-foot dive showing signs of decompression sickness. Rescued was Michael Reichard. A person aboard a 25-foot boat contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, via VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting Reichard took a single dive to 150-feet and then...

Diver with severe decompression sickness medevaced from remote atoll

Diver with severe decompression sickness medevaced from remote atoll
APRA HARBOR, Guam – A diver suffering from severe decompression sickness was successfully medevaced from Chuuk Atoll to Guam by the Coast Guard Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a medevac request Monday from Chuuk State Hospital for a 51-year-old American male suffering from severe decompression sickness. A Coast Guard flight surgeon, a naval dive medical officer and...

Coast Guard rescues 60-year-old diver with decompression sickness

NEW YORK – A diver suffering decompression sickness was rescued by Coast Guard crews off Long Island, N.Y., Saturday, July 2, 2011. The dive vessel Lockness was 35 miles southeast of Fire Island Inlet, N.Y., off Long Island, when a crew member called the Coast Guard for help with the ill diver. After consulting with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fire Island...