USCG Medevacs 70-Yr in Province Town Harbor

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Saturday, August 09, 2014

 

Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a 70-year-old woman in Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts, Friday

Watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England received notification at 9:06 p.m. from the woman's husband that she was bleeding uncontrollably from her mouth. 

A Station Provincetown crew was training nearby aboard a 29-foot response boat small and diverted to assist. 

The rescue crew took the woman aboard and transported awaiting EMS at the Provincetown Harbor Pier. 

"We train constantly for at-sea medical emergencies," said Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Stokes, a watchstander at Sector Southeastern New England. 

He said because the crew was already in the area, they were on scene immediately and able to transfer care quickly.

 

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