OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (SAR) descend in a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR swimmers and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (SAR) descend in a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR swimmers and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts MEDEVAC from Lopez Island

  • Thu Mar 21st, 2019 1:30am
  • News

Submitted by NAS Whidbey

A search and rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation from Lopez Island, Friday, March 8.

A SAR team responded to a call that came after 6 a.m. to pick up a 94-year-old female patient suffering from heart problems on Lopez Island. By approximately 7:15 a.m. the SAR team landed at Lopez Island Airport where the patient was transferred from an ambulance to helicopter. They transported the patient to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, landing just before 8 a.m. to transfer her to higher care.