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Coast Guard transports sick man to Oahu from Midway Atoll

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 45-year-old man is receiving treatment in Oahu after being airlifted from Midway Atoll on Saturday.

An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Barbers Point flew more than 1,300 miles from Oahu to Midway to airlift the man, who was suffering from severe abdominal pain.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Command Center Honolulu received a medevac request from Dan Clarke, the atoll’s refuge manager, regarding the contractor.

The duty Coast Guard flight surgeon was briefed and recommended a medevac based on the patient’s condition. The Hercules crew launched from Air Station Barbers Point at 1:30 a.m., Saturday.

The Coast Guard partnered with a Disaster Medical Assistance Team from Honolulu who provided inflight care.

The patient was safely transferred at 5:50 a.m. to awaiting EMS at Air Station Barbers Point for further transport to Queen’s Medical Center. He is reported to be in stable condition.

“This mission demonstrates the flexibility, professionalism and dedication of Coast Guard crews who are ready to respond to any call for assistance,” said Lt. Nic Iannarone, command duty officer, Coast Guard 14th District command center. “We were able to provide coordinated medical assistance to an individual in need through our continued partnership with the medical professionals of DMAT.”

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