Coast Guard airlifts ailing woman from Martha’s Vineyard

A Coast MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter lands at Massachusetts General Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. The helicopter crew transported a patient from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

A Coast MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter lands at Massachusetts General Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. The helicopter crew transported a patient from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

MARTHA”S VINEYARD – A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew transported a 70-year-old woman experiencing heart trouble Tuesday evening from Martha’s Vineyard.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the First Coast Guard District command center was notified that a patient at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital needed to be airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital. Other medical flight services were unavailable due to weather conditions.

An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched at approximately 8 p.m., bound for Martha’s Vineyard Airport, where the patient was brought by EMS.

The patient was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital and arrived at approximately 10:30 p.m.

“Cases like these are always a team effort,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Glenn Jimenez , an operations specialist at the First Coast Guard District command center. “When the weather is poor and time is limited, we rely on a network of fellow professionals.”
Media release and photo furnished by U.S. Coast Guard (click photo to enlarge)

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