U.S. Coast Guard Airlifts Injured Canadian Man

Sunday October 27th, 2013

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A Coast Guard air crew, from Air Station Detroit, involved with a medevac of a 57-year-old man transfers the patient to paramedics at the Windsor Airport. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jim Cepa)

A U.S. Coast Guard air crew airlifted a Canadian man Sunday afternoon from a commercial vessel in Canadian waters in the vicinity of Pelee Passage of Lake Erie.

The U.S Coast Guard say that their helicopter airlifted a 57-year-old man from aboard the motor vessel Algoma Enterprise just before 3pm.   The man was reportedly suffering from severe bleeding.

The air crew transported him to Windsor Airport at 4pm where emergency medical services were awaiting.

“The medevac was fairly routine because of all the training that we do not only with the commercial vessel fleet but also with our Canadian partners,” said Lt. Jim Emrich, aircraft commander of the helicopter. “We train as often as we can so all our cases will run as routinely as possible.”

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