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Maui motorcycle crash victim receiving treatment in Oahu after medevac

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Maui man is receiving treatment in Oahu after he sustained severe injuries during a motorcycle accident on Maui Saturday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Command Center Honolulu received a request from Maui Memorial Hospital regarding the transport of the 37-year-old man.

An aircrew was launched from Air Station Barbers Point at approximately 6:40 a.m.  The Coast Guard partnered with a two-person Disaster Medical Assistance Team from Oahu who provided in-flight care.

The patient was transferred to EMS at Air Station Barbers Point around 8:45 a.m. The patient's condition is not known at this time. 

"This mission truly demonstrates the flexibility and professionalism of Coast Guard aircrews who are ready to respond to any call for assistance," HC-130 pilot Lt. Cmdr. Garrett Faulkner said. "In partnering with medical professionals, we were able to quickly provide coordinated medical assistance to an individual in need."

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