March 18, 2017
Coast Guard medevacs 2 people off Beaver Island
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A Coast Guard aircrew from Traverse City medically evacuated two people off Beaver Island Saturday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received a medevac request from officials on Beaver Island early Friday evening. Due to poor visibility and icing conditions, an aircrew from Traverse City was forced to delay its response.
By late morning Saturday, weather conditions were slightly improved. After consulting with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, an Air Station Traverse City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter launched to medevac two people suffering from injuries sustained during a single vehicle accident. The patients were safely transported to Air Station Traverse City where awaiting ambulances carried them to Munson Medical Center for treatment.