Coast Guard air crew evacuates sick woman from Kalaupapa

KALAUPAPA, Molokai (HawaiiNewsNow) -  A Coast Guard air crew conducted a medical evacuation of a sick woman from Kalaupapa, Molokai to Oahu early Tuesday. The director of the State Department of Health asked for the Coast Guard's help in medically evacuating the woman in her seventies from the remote peninsula.

A HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point landed at Kalaupapa around 12:30 AM Tuesday. The copter arrived on Oahu at around 2:00 AM, where paramedics were standing by to transport her to Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu.

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