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Coast Guard transports hypothermic man to Juneau

Posted: January 17, 2013 - 4:37pm

The U.S. Coast Guard performed a non-maritime medevac service on Thursday afternoon for a 67-year-old man suffering from hypothermia.

Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Sara Francis said the man was transported via helicopter from Angoon to Juneau for further medical care at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The man was found this morning suffering from symptoms of hypothermia and an elevated heart rate, and he was taken to a clinic in Angoon, which requested the Coast Guard transport, according to Francis. He arrived in Juneau at about 12:40 p.m.

The Coast Guard routinely performs medevac services for Southeast villages when commercial services are unavailable.

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