SSG Ronell Bradley - Army SSG Ronell Bradley was on his third deployment when he lost both of his legs and suffered severe hand injuries when the vehicle he was riding in ran over an IED in Baghdad, Iraq on September 21, 2005. Sitting in the front passenger seat, the IED blast caused SSG Bradley's weapon to explode in his hand, amputating his thumb and palm; the impact of the blast instantly amputating his right leg and severely injuring his left leg. Unaware of the severity of his injuries, SSG Bradley had to be pulled from the wreckage while under enemy fire. Medevaced to the hospital in the Green Zone, SSG Bradley was later airlifted to Germany before arriving stateside at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where is left leg and right pinky finger were amputated. Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury with short term memory loss, SSG Bradley spent 3 months in the hospital and another 9 months undergoing extensive therapies while learning to use his new prosthesis. SSG Bradley enjoys spending time with his wife, Cynthia and his two stepsons. His goal is to obtain his PHD in Healthcare Management and pursue a career with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ronell enjoys movies, the Martial Arts, weight lifting and traveling. He is a member of AMVETS, DAV, PVA, the American Legion and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. "My family and I would like to thank you for helping us and others like us live as close to normal lives as possible. This assistance will help me ...
Helicopter Landing on Independence of the Seas On March 27th 2010, a man had to be medevaced off of the Independence of the Seas by a Coast Guard helicopter. We had to make a new course close to the Florida Keys and go about 1 knot. He is fine now OH and sorry about all the cuts. They kept making us move back
Commander's courage puts pay to Taliban bomb plans 25.02.11 A Parachute Regiment CO who risked death by single-handedly tackling a team of Taliban bombers said he did no more than he would have expected from any of his paratroopers. Two Para's Lt Col Andy Harrison was struck by a grenade and gunfire after his convoy chanced upon the bombers in the act of planting a roadside device under cover of darkness near one of central Helmand's main routes. The decorated Para was first out of the vehicle and chased down the insurgents. To cover their escape the enemy threw a grenade and fired shots. A bullet struck his body armour chest plate while shrapnel wounded him in the face and thigh. "I just had a bad morning and sometimes these things happen, but I'm fine," he said in an exclusive interview with British Forces News. Medevaced to Camp Bastion Hospital, the following day he discharged himself and returned to his patrol base, limping unaided from the helicopter, carrying his daysack and determined to return command. "I had a small operation and I'm back in the fray this morning." He denied doing anything exceptional: "I expect every one of my paratroopers to take the fight to the enemy." "I'm like a thousand soldiers I work with. We think about doing our job every day and that's what's important."
Medevac Shark Bite NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 56-year-old man who was bitten by a shark while fishing near Breton Island approximately 65 miles southeast of New Orleans in Breton Sound, Saturday. At approximately 10 am, Coast Guard Station Venice received a radio transmission from the motor vessel Predator that a passenger aboard the vessel had been bitten by a shark. Station Venice contacted Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans who launched an MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew. Once on scene a Coast Guard rescue swimmer was lowered to the boat and determined that the man, who is from Jackson, Miss., needed to be medevaced. The MH65C helicopter arrived at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans at approximately 11:40 am, where local EMS transported the man to a hospital. His condition is unkown.
Coast Guard Medevacs Explosion Victim Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater medevaced a crewman from the tanker BW Herdis after he was injured when a hydraulic line exploded on May 19. The HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transported the man to Tampa General Hospital.
Coast Guard Medevac in Togiak Bay KODIAK, Alaska - A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew medevaced a 24-year-old Filipino man from the 338-foot tender Alaska Packer in Togiak Bay 300 miles northwest of Kodiak May 21, 2010. The man reportedly suffered injuries to his shoulder, neck, left wrist and possible his back resulting from a fall of about 10 feet into a hold aboard the cargo vessel Marianne. US Coast Guard video bu Air Station Kodiak.
Coast Guard Medevac from Cruise Ship Ryndam JUNEAU, Alaska -- A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew aboard an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter safely medevaced a 38-year-old Indonesian crewmember off the cruise ship Ryndam 110 miles southeast of Cordova Monday. The 17th Coast Guard District command center in Juneau received a call from the Ryndam via satellite phone at approximately 6:55 pm requesting a medevac for a crewmember reportedly suffering from weakness and loss of consciousness. US Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak.
Sgt. Kenneth "Dylan" Gray - Marine Sgt. Dylan Gray was on his third deployment when he was left a double amputee after driving over an anti-tank mine in Al Qaim, Iraq in February 2007. Waking up in the hospital in Germany, Sgt. Gray had no recollection of the blast that tore through his HUMVEE; his legs being blown off upon impact. He was quickly medevaced to a hospital in Al Asad and then to Landstuhl, Germany and spent the next few months at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Sgt. Gray enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly and their two young children. Their growing family will welcome a new baby this spring. Dylan is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys four-wheeling, snowmobiling, biking and rock crawling. He also enjoys metal fabrication. Sgt. Gray is looking forward to living in a specially adapted home where he can use his wheelchair without worrying about not being able to access all areas independently. He says that knowing that so many Americans are willing to support our injured veterans as they begin the next chapters in their lives is "one of the reasons to get up and push-on every day. Thank you!"
Medevac Video clip of Marine in Iraq getting medevaced after being shot in the leg by a sniper.
SGT Latseen Benson - Army Specialist Latseen Benson was on his second deployment to Iraq in November 2005 when a bomb blast caused the immediate amputations of both of his legs. While on patrol with his unit, his vehicle came upon an IED, halting the convoy in Kirkuk, Iraq. SPC Benson was ordered to search the perimeter of his vehicle and while doing so, a bomb buried in a grain sack exploded causing the traumatic amputations of both of his legs. First aid measures by members of his unit saved his life as he was medevaced to a local hospital in Balad. Upon being stabilized, SPC Benson was airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany where he would face the first surgeries required to begin his recovery process. Arriving stateside, SPC Benson spent 9 months as an inpatient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before being transferred to ... in Texas. SPC Benson enjoys spending time his wife, Jessica and son, Gage. Active in adaptive sports, Latseen participates in skiing, SCUBA diving, tennis, softball, basketball, sit-volleyball, fishing, shooting and hand-cycling. He is a member of the VFW and the American Legion. SPC Benson would like to thank everyone for their support. Living in a specially adapted home will allow Latseen the opportunity to live a life with the freedom and independence he fought to preserve for this country.
Coast Guard Medevac Near South Padre Island HOUSTON —The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cargo tanker 10 miles south of South Padre Island, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Sector Corpus Christi received a report at approximately 12 am that a 40-year-old male aboard the motor tanker Ballad was experiencing extreme abdominal pain . A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew were launched at approximately 6:47 am The crew successfully hoisted the man off the Ballad and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville.
14 year old medevac near Galveston The Pentagon Channel airs a story about a 14 year old girl who was medevaced from a cruise ship about 200 miles from Galveston, Texas.
Make Us A Political Priority - Sgt Braxton McCoy Dear Presidential Hopeful, I am writing you this letter to express a most pressing concern. Over five years ago while on deployment to Iraq I was struck by a suicide bomber. The shrapnel devastated my body; breaking my left humorous, both femurs in several places and most of the bones in my right hand. The blast caused so much soft tissue damage that some called my mere survival a "miracle". After being medevaced to Ballad and later flown to Germany. They elected to send me to the states for further surgery and ultimately to begin my recovery. My several months at Walter Reed were followed by years of physical therapy and slowly but surely placing right in front of left on the road to mental recovery. Although each step of the journey has been painful at best and utterly debilitating at worst, one thought remained a beacon of comfort and motivation: At least I am an American. I have always thought that being an American was as much a duty as it was a privilege. Now, having done my duty it seems as if I am afforded less and less privilege every year. Our former President even went as far as to say i shouldn't be called an American citizen. On what grounds you may ask? Because I am an unbeliever, the preverbal atheist in a foxhole. Apparently not believing in that which there is no evidence to support immediately revokes your citizenship in the eyes of former President Bush. It may seem that this issue is trivial. Or, just too taboo to touch. But, as a strident unbeliever ...
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Rescues Diver CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old man from the Gulf of Mexico 20 miles north east Port Mansfield, Texas, this morning. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a mayday call from a three divers on board a 22-foot motor boat at 10 am today. The men reported that while spear fishing their friend returned to the surface unconscious after free diving. The divers immediately began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and contacted the Coast Guard for assistance. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew to medevac the man. The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the injured man and transported him to Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi. The man was reported to be in critical condition.
Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevac HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a motor tanker 178 miles south east of Galveston, Saturday evening. Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a report at approximately 8 pm that a male crewman aboard the London Trader, a 422-foot motor tanker. was experiencing extreme stomach pains. Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched a MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and Air Station Corpus Christi launched a HU-25 Falcon jet and crew to the scene at approximately 11:22 pm The crew successfully located and hoisted the crewman off the London Trader and transported him to awaiting emergency medical servces at University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. US Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm.
SFC Charles Armstead - Army SFC Charles Armstead was on his third deployment when he suffered serious injuries including a hemipelvectomy; the loss of his right leg up to his pelvis, one of the rarest of lower extremity amputations. While at his outpost in Hamman Al Alil, Iraq on May 2, 2009, SFC Armstead did not know that an Iraqi insurgent had already killed two soldiers while infiltrating the outpost and had severely wounded the gate guard when he went to investigate a noise coming from the gate area. As SFC Armstead came upon the scene he was shot in the stomach leaving him with internal injuries and shattering his right hip, while also causing extensive nerve and spinal damage. Click here to read more... Upon being medevaced to a field hospital, SFC Armstead underwent his first amputation surgery. Later airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany, a further amputation surgery was required, removing his right leg at the pelvis. Upon being stabilized, SFC Armstead was airlifted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he spent more than 6 months recovering before he was able to be transferred closer to home to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio. SFC Armstead continues to be treated at the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston, undergoing therapies to help in his recovery. Originally from Needville, Texas, SFC Armstead enjoys spending time with his wife, Tonia and their three daughters; Ashley, Amber and Amauri. An active sportsman Chuck enjoys wheelchair ...
Coast Guard Medevacs Diver Near Shark River, NJ SHARK RIVER, NJ - An HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, NJ, medevacs a 30-year-old woman by stokes litter with the assistance from crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, NJ, July 31, 2010. The woman was medevaced due to a dive accident 15 nautical miles east of Shark River. US Coast Guard video by Fireman Michael Acres.
12 SEP09- Coast Guard Helicopter Crews Rescue Two Men from Burning Vessel in Corpus Christi Bay CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced two men from a fishing vessel engulfed in flames in Corpus Christi Bay, Saturday. A Coast Guard HH-65C rescue helicopter was in the air when the crew spotted the billowing smoke coming from a fishing vessel in the Intercoastal Waterway at approximately 2:10 pm The rescue helicopter crew diverted and arrived on scene to find two people in a life raft next to the burning fishing vessel. The crew then lowered the rescue swimmer into the water to assess the situation. One of the men, who had sustained burns to 20% of his body and was showing signs of shock, was immediately hoisted. The rescue swimmer and the other survivor were left on scene with a Good Samaritan boat and a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port Aransas. An HU-25 Falcon jet circled overhead while a second HH-65C rescue helicopter crew was diverted to recover the rescue swimmer and the second survivor. The rescue helicopter crews transported both men to Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi. The condition of the first man is unknown. The second man was reported to be in stable condition upon arrival to the hospital.
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Airlift JUNEAU, Alaska - The Coast Guard safely medevaced a 72-year-old man injured aboard the 872-foot cruise ship Sea Princess 80 miles south of Juneau near Tracy Arm at approximately 12:05 pm Tuesday. The 17th Coast Guard District Command Center received a telephone call from the Sea Princess at 9:35 am requesting a medevac for a passenger who reportedly fell during their voyage to Victoria, British Columbia Monday evening. (Coast Guard video courtesy Air Station Sitka). Higher quality video is available at cgvi.uscg.mil
Emergency Prayer for Mike - Head on Car Collision Prayer for Mike who was in a head on car collision. He was medevaced by helicopter to the hospital for surgery. The doctor is concerned about operating for his heart because of other injuries sustained by the accident. Pray for a miracle for Mike right now.
Coast Guard Medevac 240 mi SW Kodiak - Kodiak, Alaska - A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew hoists a 22-year-old Filipino man from the 619-foot container ship Star Gran about 240 miles southwest of Kodiak Aug. 12, 2011. The man was medevaced at about 6 am due to the potential of an appendicitis. US Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak.
Coast Guard Medevac Video New York - A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., medevaced a fisherman suffering from a heart attack from the fishing vessel Shine*** II 65 miles south of Shinne*** Inlet at 3 pm March 25, 2007. The Ronda Denise, a nearby fishing vessel, relayed the distress call from the Shinne*** II to Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, New Haven, Conn., at 1:30 pm A Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon jet and HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter were immediately dispatched from Cape Cod. Radio contact with the fishermen was lost shortly after the distress call was relayed yet the air crews were able to locate the vessel in near gale conditions within an hour of launching.
Medevac off cruise ship- Combat Support Unit in the Canadian Forces Man with ?pneumonia along with cruise ship MD and family member medevaced courtesy of Combat Support Unit in the Canadian Forces
Coast Guard AIr Station New Orleans medvacs man from oil rig NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man off an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 3 pm, Jan. 18, 2010. The man was taken to Thibodaux General Hospital and transferred to awaiting medical personnel. US Coast Guard video
Coast Guard Medevac From Matagorda Jetties An HH-65C Helicopter rescue crew medevaced a crewmember aboard the Deck Barge Arapaho, 7 miles east of the Matagorda Jetties.
Cruiseship Passenger Medevaced by Station San Diego SAN DIEGO -- Oct. 18, 2007 -- A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station San Diego transported a passenger from the cruise ship Paradise at 10:00 am today. At 8:35 this morning, the Coast Guard Sector San Diego command center received a report from the Paradise about a 61-year-old male suffering from cardiac symptoms. A Coast Guard flight surgeon determined the man's condition would require a medical evacuation. The Station San Diego rescue crew rendezvoused with the vessel at the San Diego sea buoy. The patient and his wife were transferred to the Coast Guard rescue vessel. The crew transported them to the San Diego Harbor Police docks at Shelter Island where they were met by EMS personnel. The man was taken to the UCSD Medical Center in good condition.
Coast Guard Medevacs Injured ATV Rider The US Coast Guard medevaced a 17-year-old-male yesterday evening from the Humboldt County Forest. Group Air Station Humboldt Bay received a call from the Blue Lake Fire Department requesting helicopter assistance to hoist an individual who had been involved in a 35 mile-per-hour head-on collission while engaged in riding his four wheeler just north of the town of Blue Lake. An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter was launched at approximately 7:00p.m. and arrived on scene minutes later. The helicopter remained at 130' while hoisting the injured 17-year-old out of the forest.
Coast Guard Medevacs Man 100 Miles Off the Corpus Christi Coast CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Coast Guard medevaced a 39-year-old man from a charter fishing boat 100 miles east of Corpus Christi, May 19, 2009. A watchstander at Station Port Aransas received a call at 6:18 pm from the captain of the charter fishing boat, Dolphin. The captain reported that a man on board was suffering from chest pains and needed immediate medical attention. Air Station Corpus Christi launched an HH-65C rescue helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon jet crew to assist. The rescue helicopter crew safely hoisted the man off the boat and transported him to Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi. The man was last reported to be in stable condition.
US Coast Guard medevacs Filipino man, Part 2 A US Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew unload a 38-year-old Filipino man who had been medevaced from the 518-foot car carrier, Modern Express, 58 miles south of Kodiak. The man was showing symptoms of a stroke and was transported to Air Station Kodiak from where he was transferred to waiting emergency medical personnel. Video sourced from DVIDS.
Medevac M/V Horizon Anchorage The Coast Guard safely medevaced a crewmember suffering a finger injury aboard the motor vessel Horizon Anchorage, a 678-foot freighter homeported in Philadelphia, July 19, 2009, 170 miles southwest of Sitka. Engelbrecht was medevaced by the Coast Guard after partially severing his finger working on a diesel engine. (Coast Guard video courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka) Watch this vieo and other high reslution media at cgvi.uscg.mil
Coast Guard Medevac - Sabine Pass HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced an injured crewmember from the 700-foot motor vessel Eurogracht near Sabine Pass, Monday evening March 15. The Eurogracht contacted the Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at approximately 7:45 pm reporting a crewmember was injured after falling off a container. The crewmember was reported to have fallen 18 feet off a container Monday evening. The fall resulted in a compound fracture above the crewmember's left knee. The MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew was diverted from a previous mission to medevac the injured crewmember. The helicopter crew successfully hoisted the injured crewmember and safely medevaced him to The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. The Eurogracht was enroute to Port Arthur and is homeported in Amsterdam.
Grand Canyon 2011 First 3 days of a Grand Canyon Raft trip with AzRa Adventures-"Dories and Stories". On a hike on the third day I dislocated my shoulder and had to be medevaced out by helicopter. WiIl do the trip again !
Sara Minks - Iraq 2008-2009 This is my story and I'm sticking to it! My name is SSG Sara Minks. I am proud to have been able to serve in Iraq. I was medevaced out of Iraq 14 March 2009. I am currently recovering with the wounded warrior battalion and i am on my way to a good recovery. Thanks to my family, my friends, and my doctors. I needed all of you to make it thru.
Alaskan Explorer medevac KODIAK, Alaska -- Coast Guard rescue crews from Air Stations Sitka and Kodiak medevaced a 55-year-old male reportedly suffering from chest pains aboard the 905-foot US flagged tanker Alaskan Explorer 200 miles south of Sitka July 25, 2010. The Coast Guard medevaced Winfred Opare, hometown unknown, after the 17th Coast Guard District command center in Juneau received a call from the captain of the Alaskan Explorer requesting the medevac. US Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen.
USCG airlift medivac off the Norwegian Jewel Last night of my cruise we were advised that the USCG had a chopper inbound for a medivac. The rescue chopper was on scene for 48 minutes and included four separate winching operations. This is a short clip of the rescue from multiple angles. ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old woman from a 965-foot cruise ship 50 miles off the coast here, Friday. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received a call at 7:52 pm from a crewmember aboard the Norwegian Jewel reporting the woman was having kidney failure. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived on scene and hoisted the woman into the helicopter and transported her to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City for treatment.
Coast Guard Medevacs Man HOUSTON - A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Houston medevaced a man from a Lake Charles Pilot boat 10 miles south of Sabine Pass, May 20, 2010. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from the 97-foot off-shore supply vessel Miss Mia reporting a man overboard. The man was later recovered by a vessel belonging to the Lake Charles Pilots, and a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the man and transported him to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. US Coast Guard video by Air Station
Coast Guard Helicopter Medevac HOUSTON - The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a crane barge approximately seven miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, on Thursday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston received a call at about 3 pm from the captain of the crane barge Philadelphia Express, reporting that a crewmember needed immediately medical attention. The young man had been climbing on the crane when he had injured his hand. The Coast Guard launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Houston to assist. When the rescue helicopter crew arrived on scene to hoist the injured man, the crane became a difficulty to the helicopter crew. Conducting the hoist at over 120 feet above the boat, they were able to medevac the injured man and safely transport him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The injured man was reported to be in stable condition.
Motocyclist medevaced after collision with car A motorcyclist was flown to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla after his bike collided with a car yesterday afternoon. The Orange County Sheriff's deputy investigating the crash said the motorcycle was traveling west at about 4:15 pm on Phillipsburg Road when the rider lost control and collided with a Ford Focus traveling east. The rider ended up on the side of the eastbound lane, his mangled bike several feet away from the roadway. The victim, who was wearing a helmet, was conscious and talking, police say. Police would not identify him and only said that he suffered an arm injury. The female driver of the car was unhurt and was able to drive away.
Coast Guard Airlifts Sick Man from Fishing Boat Sassy Sarah CAPE MAY--- The Coast Guard medevaced a 35-year-old male from a 73-foot fishing boat 50 miles southeast of Cape May after he was suffering from a soar throat Monday. Medevaced was Jaime Gibbs. The Coast Guard received a call at approximately 11:03 am from a crew member aboard the Sassy Sarah reporting Gibbs' throat was starting to swell shut and he could no longer speak. A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, NJ, arrived on scene and transported Gibbs to the air station where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel and transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. "The captain and crew of the Sassy Sarah were well prepared, which made our job easier," said Lt. Will Cahill, the pilot of the rescue helicopter. "They were also very grateful for the Coast Guard's efforts in today's medevac."
US Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevacs man near Sabin US Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevaced a 51 year-old man reported to be suffering from seizures near Sabine, Texas July 15, 2009. Watch this vieo and other high reslution media at cgvi.uscg.mil
Coast Guard Airlifts Injured 50 Year-Old from Fishing Boat The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old male from a 48-foot fishing boat 17 miles southeast of Cape May after he sustained a leg injury Thursday. Medevaced was Ronald Walker Jr. The Coast Guard received a call at 9:26 am from a Good Samaritan aboard the Evening Star reporting Walker was aboard the fishing boat Constil and was bleeding due to a leg injury. Members of Cumberland County, NJ, Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and stabilized the injury. A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, NJ, and a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fortescue, NJ, arrived on scene to assess the situation. Walker was hoisted by the helicopter crew and transferred to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City for treatment. "Safety at sea is vital," said Lt. Derek Ham, a pilot at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. "There are many dangers to be aware of while working on a fishing boat."
101025-MEDEVAC.wmv SAN DIEGO -- Petty Officer 1st Class Dustin Skarra, the duty rescue swimmer, discusses the medical evacuation of a 53-year-old man from a tanker ship 130 miles west of San Diego, Oct. 25, 2010. The man was medevaced from the ship due to a possible fractured hand, which he sustained days earlier. US Coast Guard video by MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.