USCG Evacuates USS James E. Williams Sailor

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US Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a 23-year-old male Tuesday at approximately 10:40 p.m from USS James E. Williams, 220 miles off the coast of Chatham.

Coast Guard 1st District Watchstanders received notification from Navy Fleet Forces that a crewmember had a medical condition that required immediate attention at approximately 9:45 p.m.

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter with a health care specialist aboard. In addition, an HC-144 fixed-wing airplane provided air support.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. the MH-60 Jayhawk landed on the deck of USS James E. Williams, refueled and recovered the patient along with a Navy escort.

The Jayhawk crew transferred the patient to awaiting EMS. His care was continued at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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