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Maryland State Police Aviation Command Performs Aerial Rescue of Patient From Cargo Ship in Chesapeake Bay

The crew of Maryland State Police Aviation Command Trooper 6 performed an aerial rescue of a patient from a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday morning. Shortly before 5:30 a.m., on Friday, June 18, 2021, Trooper 6, based at Easton Airport, was dispatched to perform an aerial hoist of a patient from the Laurence Francoise, Breakbulk Carrier. The call was received from the United States Coast Guard, Sector Baltimore who requested the assistance of a Maryland State Police helicopter. The 750-foot-long Breakbulk Cargo Carrier was underway passing Cove Point in the Chesapeake Bay. The Trooper 6 helicopter crew launched and arrived on scene in the Chesapeake Bay. The Troopers helicopter crew configured for an aerial hoist operation while the pilots maneuvered the AW-139 helicopter into a steady hover position 50 feet above the vessel. The Trooper/Rescue Technician was lowered to the deck of the vessel to assess and prepare the patient for the hoist. The patient accompanied by the Trooper/Rescue Technician was hoisted up to the helicopter. Once the patient was secured inside the aircraft, Trooper 6 transitioned to its medevac role and provided advanced level medical care while enroute to Peninsula Regional Tidal Health in Salisbury, MD. […]

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