Navy Search and Rescue transports hospital patient, injured hiker

  • Friday, November 2, 2018 2:04pm
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Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation from Whidbey Island on Saturday, Oct. 20, and rescued a fallen hiker near Sauk Mountain on Sunday, Oct. 21.

On Oct. 20, a SAR team transported a 73-year-old head trauma patient from NAS Whidbey to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The patient, originally from WhidbeyHealth in Coupeville, was transported to NAS Whidbey because of heavy fog, which kept the SAR team from landing in Coupeville.

On Oct. 21, a SAR team was called in to rescue a hiker who fell and broke her ankle near Sauk Mountain. The injured hiker was with a group of Boy Scouts, who assisted SAR crew members in treating her injuries

and preparing her for flight.

She was hoisted aboard the SAR helicopter and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital, arriving at approximately 3:30 p.m.

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