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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Sept. 2, 2021

Frontline Focus: Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 65 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and more.

By Janki Patel, MyCG Writer

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 65 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia. A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 46-year-old man reportedly suffering from symptoms of a heart attack, Aug. 21. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the initial report launching a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to respond. The man was hoisted from the fishing vessel Persistence and brought aboard the rescue helicopter by the Coast Guard aircrew, then transported to Sentara Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia for medical care. Learn more

Coast Guard assists two from vessel taking on water near Slocum Arm, Alaska. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka assisted a vessel taking on water, Aug. 22. Once they arrived on scene, the rescue crew helped dewater and tow the vessel to safe harbor. “The success of the safe tow was due to the excellent coordination between the Sector Juneau watchstanders, the Air Station Sitka crew, the Anacapa crew, and the MSST Honolulu crew currently based out of Sitka,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jared Buchmiller, Sector Juneau command duty officer. “The skillful teamwork of all crews involved was exceptional.” Learn more.

Coast Guard and good Samaritan rescue kayaker in water near Keene Island, Alaska. The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a man after his kayak overturned near Keene Island, approximately 14 nautical miles south of Petersburg, Alaska, Aug. 22. The good Samaritan brought the kayaker aboard their boat, then transferred the man to a Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew, who took the man to shore in Petersburg to awaiting EMS. “The assistance the good Samaritan gave aided to the timely recovery of the kayaker,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jared Buchmiller, Sector Juneau command duty officer. “The Alaskan maritime community is an asset to the Coast Guard and the public.” Learn more

Coast Guard performs CPR on 52-year-old woman at restaurant. Coast Guard Station Fairport crew members resuscitated an unresponsive 52-year-old woman at Pickle Bill’s Lobster House restaurant in Grand River, Fairport, Ohio, Aug. 22. The female restaurant patron appeared to suffer a heart attack and was unresponsive. Crew members: Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Fields; Seaman Apprentice Caroline Murdock; Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Reaser; Seaman Emma Spurlock; Petty Officer 3rd Madeline Watt; and Petty Officer 2nd Class James Woods checked her vitals and started to conduct chest compressions. After administering CPR, the crew was able to verify a pulse, and monitored the victim until medical transport arrived. Learn more