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Coast Guard assists three medical cases in remote northwest Hawaiian islands

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A U.S. Coast Guard air crew medically evacuated two injured people from Midway Atoll and dropped off supplies for a third injured person at a remote part of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Wednesday.

All three cases are not related.

On Tuesday, the Coast Guard received a call at 2:00 p.m. from the master of a container vessel, 450 miles northwest of Midway Atoll, about a 42-year-old man suffering from severe abdominal pains.   

At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the Coast Guard was also contacted by the State of Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources about a volunteer who crushed a finger at Kure, which is about 50 miles west of Midway.

Then at 8:30 Wednesday morning, the Coast Guard received a third call for medical assistance for a 35-year-old male contractor on Midway suffering from an infected wound.

The Coast Guard air crew medically evacuated the container ship crew member and contractor from Midway Wednesday at noon and dropped medical supplies to the injured volunteer at Kure on the way back to Honolulu.

The air crew is expected to land at Barbers Point early Wednesday evening and transfer the patients to City and County of Honolulu Emergency Medical Services personnel.

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