Sunday, July 08, 2007
A Coast Guard helicopter crew has medevaced a Navy crewman from the USS Bainbridge about 45 miles off Hatteras Island. The USS Bainbridge contacted the Coast Guard to report that a 26-year-old female sailor had injuries to her face and one of her legs.
USS Bainbridge (DDG-96)Navy medical personnel and a Coast Guard flight surgeon agreed that the sailor should be medevaced. An Air Station Elizabeth City HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was nearby on a training mission and was diverted to pick up the injured sailor and a Navy medic. Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk HelicopterThe crew delivered the injured sailor and the medic to Portsmouth Naval Hospital. "The Coast Guard regularly works with the Navy on a variety of missions, and in this case we worked together closely to execute this medevac," said Matthew Brooks, a search and rescue controller at the Coast Guard Atlantic Area/Fifth District Command Center.