Printer Friendly

Rescues.

An SH-60B Seahawk from Bulkeley (DDG 84) evacuated an Iraqi national with heart attack symptoms from the passenger ferry Jebel Ali in the Arabian Gulf on 21 June. A corpsman on board the helo provided initial treatment as the victim was transported to a medical facility in Bahrain.

On 21 May a UH-3H Sea King from the NAS Pensacola, Fla., Helicopter Support Unit participated in the rescue of a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle pilot who had ejected from his aircraft near St. George Island, about 20 miles off the coast of the Florida panhandle. Along with a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon and C-130 Hercules, the Sea King reported to the scene where a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission patrol boat rescued the pilot from the water and brought him ashore. The helo picked him up, performed a medical evaluation and transported him to Tyndall AFB, Fla. On 27 May the helicopter support unit was called by the New Orleans Rescue Communications Center to assist in transporting a sailor from Pelican (MHC 53) who had sustained a .50 caliber gunshot wound in the left leg after a gun had misfired. Upon arrival the helo lowered a corpsman to evaluate the victim's injury. The corpsman was able to stop the bleeding and regain a pulse in the victim's foot. The injured sailor was stabilized, hoisted on board the helo and transported to a local hospital.

The North Cascades National Park Service contacted NAS Whidbey Island, Wash., on 19 May for assistance with a rescue on the summit of Mount Shuksan where a climber had been critically injured after a fall. A UH-3H Sea King deployed and stopped en route at Bellingham, Wash., to embark four mountain climbers from the Bellingham Mountain Council. Knowing the helo would have to lose some weight before performing a rescue at 8,500 feet, the pilot landed at a low altitude landing zone and offloaded unnecessary equipment and personnel. At the rescue site, a corpsman was lowered to assist a National Park Service Ranger who was already with the victim. Medical evaluation revealed that the victim had suffered several lacerations and multiple fractures, including a broken back. With daylight fading, the victim was hoisted on board the helo and transported to a local hospital.
COPYRIGHT 2004 Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:People Planes Places
Author:Lewis, Brandy
Publication:Naval Aviation News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2004
Words:380
Previous Article:Awards.
Next Article:Scan pattern.
Topics:


Related Articles
Elderly Serbian civilian. (Letters to the Editor).
Rescues.
Rescues.
Rescues.
Rescues.
Rescues.
Exhibit brings Sept. 11 to Coburg.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters