Military crews use helicopter to rescue man aboard fishing vessel

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron to conduct a medevac of a crew member from a fishing vessel

  • Feb. 2, 2016 9:00 a.m.

In the late-afternoon of 29 January 2016, JRCC Victoria tasked 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron to conduct a medevac of a crew member from a fishing vessel 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of Haida Gwaii. A CH-149 Cormorant and a CC-115 Buffalo launched from Comox, and a SAR Tech was lowered to the deck of the fishing vessel to prepare the crew member to be hoisted to the Cormorant. The crew member was then transferred to the hospital at Haida Gwaii for further care.

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