BOSTON (USCG) — A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts crew medically transported a 29-year-old woman from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in Oaks Bluff, Massachusetts, to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Wednesday.
Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District command center in Boston received notification at approximately 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital of a 29-year-old woman who was experiencing possible complications with her pregnancy. The hospital requested a Coast Guard medical transport due to adverse weather conditions.
An Air Station Cape Cod HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew immediately launched and safely transported the woman along with a family member and an OB-GYN nurse to awaiting EMS at Boston Logan International Airport at approximately 12:30 a.m., Wednesday. They were then taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where the baby was delivered by emergency cesarean section.
In an average year, the Coast Guard assists 3,300 lives and saves 350 lives across the Northeast.