Coast Guard medevacs man off 680-foot freighter in Lake Huron

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – A U.S. Coast Guard flight crew from Air Station Traverse City evacuated an ailing man from a freighter on Lake Huron today, Oct. 14, officials said.

The man was a crew member on the 680-foot Canadian-flagged Laker Michipicoten, located in northern Lake Huron, according to a press release. The flight crew lifted the man into a Coast Guard helicopter with a basket and took him to a hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

In a Facebook post, Air Station Petty Officer 2nd Class praised Nick Becker, the flight mechanic; Petty Officer 2nd Class Eli Bell, the lifeguard; and pilot Lt. Cmdr. Matt Keiper and Lt. David Carrier for their work.

A U.S. Coast Guard flight crew from Air Station Traverse City meditated an ailing man from a freighter on Lake Huron on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The man was a crew member on the 680-foot-long Canadian flagged Laker Michipicoten. that was in northern Lake Huron. The photos were taken by Lt. Cmdr. Matt Keiper.US Coast Guard

US Coast Guard takes man from freighter

A U.S. Coast Guard flight crew from Air Station Traverse City meditated an ailing man from a freighter on Lake Huron on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The man was a crew member on the 680-foot-long Canadian flagged Laker Michipicoten. that was in northern Lake Huron. The photos were taken by Lt. Cmdr. Matt Keiper.US Coast Guard

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