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July 25, 2012
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Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured crewmember 48 miles south of Montauk, N.Y., Tuesday.
An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., hoisted the injured crewmember and transferred him to Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island, N.Y.
"It was great that we were able to assist with getting him off the ship becuause of the medical attention that he needed for his injury," said Petty Officer 1st Class Tye Conklin, a Coast Guard resuce swimmer who assited the injured crewmember. "The ship was unable to pull into port anytime soon to give him the medical treatment he needed."
The patient was listed in stable condition.
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NEW YORK - An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., medically evacuated an injured crewmember to Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island, N.Y., July 24, 2012. The helicopter crew hoisted the injured crewmember due to the ship being unable to pull into port. U.S. Coast Guard video.
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