46 mph winds, 15-foot seas and a small, moving landing pad? No problem, no problem at all.Coast Guard crews conducted a long-range medevac of a man from a Military Sealift Command Vessel approximately 1,150 miles from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, May 6, 2018. A helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, deployed aboard the Cutter John Midgett, safely landed on the MSC vessel and embarked the man for follow-on transport to Adak, Alaska. He was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel for further transport to Anchorage.
Watch the Coast Guard unit based in Kodiak, Alaska as they fly a dangerous rescue mission. Another great example of excellent preparation leading to a happy outcome.Thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard for producing these great videos.