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Coast Guard medevacs woman from Kelleys Island

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Date:
December 31, 2011

Contact: Ninth Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office

(216) 902-6020

CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Marblehead, Ohio, medically evacuated an 85-year-old woman who was suffering severe injuries and possible hypothermia after reportedly falling down on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie.

Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received the request for a medical evacuation at 2:25 p.m.

A flight surgeon, who makes the ultimate determination on what warrants emergency transport, was contacted and briefed and authorized the medevac.

A boatcrew from Station Marblehead launched aboard a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat.  Once on the island, the boatcrew embarked the woman and emergency medical technician from Kelleys Island. The woman was transferred to awaiting EMS for further transport to Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, Ohio.

The woman’s name is not being released, and her current condition is unknown.  There is no imagery associated with this case.

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