Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac from remote Pacific atoll

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac  from remote Pacific atoll
HONOLULU — A 74-year-old man arrived in stable condition to Honolulu, Tuesday, after being medically evacuated 1,061 miles from Palmyra Atoll by the Coast Guard. James Hickman of San Antonio, Texas was safely transported aboard an HC-130 Hercules fixed wing airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on a 3 hour flight to the air station where local emergency services personnel were waiting...

Shark bite victim flown from Palmyra Atoll to Oahu

Shark bite victim flown from Palmyra Atoll to Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a woman after she was bitten by a shark near Palmyra Atoll, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a call from the Palmyra research facility director reporting that a 37-year-old female patient sustained a shark bite to her left hand. A Coast Guard flight surgeon consulted with the medical staff...

Injured mariner medivaced from Palmyra Atoll

Injured mariner medivaced from Palmyra Atoll
HONOLULU – An injured mariner has been medivaced by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 crew near Palmyra Atoll Tuesday. After receiving a head injury aboard the sailing vessel Makalli, the captain was able to navigate toward Palmyra Atoll. Palmyra Atoll is located approximately midway between American Samoa and Hawaii. He then contacted Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge by VHF marine band radio channel...