|442 Squadron out of Comox|
responded to a medical
emergency off Haida Gwaii Thursday
The emergency medevac mission took place in the morning hours of Thursday, with a CH 149 Cormorant and CC 115 Buffalo tasked the mission, two SAR techs jumped into the water near a ling line fishing vessel and then attended to the patient aboard the fishing boat.
From there, the patient was lifted into the Cormorant for transport to Sandspit and from there to another hospital, as of yet undisclosed for further treatment.
The name of the vessel involved was not released and no further details related to the rescue have been provided by the JRCC to this point.
|Search and Rescue members from Comox were dispatched to the|
waters off the southeast coast of Haida Gwaii on Thursday
|A Cormorant Rescue helicopter, similar to the one above made for|
a two part contingent from Comox at Haida Gwaii Thursday., the aircraft
were part of a marine rescue and patient transport call
(Photo from Dept of National Defence)
The the 442 Squadron is a component of 19 Wing Comox Air Base the aircraft of that base provide coverage for a large portion of Canada's Pacific Northwest, you can learn more about their work here.
More notes related to emergency response incidents in the Northwest and Haida Gwaii can be found on our archive page here.