Injured camper rescued in Isle Royale National Park

By KBJR News 1

Credit: MGN Online

Injured camper rescued in Isle Royale National Park

August 11, 2014 Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM CDT

Isle Royale National Park, MI (NNCNOW.com) - The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of an injured woman from Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, Monday night.

At about 3 p.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator at Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton, Ontario received a distress beacon from a search-and-rescue-satellite-aided-tracking of a a personal locator beacon on the Northeastern side of Isle Royale National Park.

Rangers from the Isle Royale National Park Service were the first to arrive on scene and provided initial care.

An air crew from Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City, Michigan and a crew from the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Cape Chaillon from Thunder Bay, Ontario responded to the distress beacon.

“We had assistance to the injured woman within 30 minutes of receiving the SARSAT signal, which wouldn't have happened without the PLB being set off because she was in a pretty remote area," said Keith West, chief duty officer at Sector Sault Ste. Marie.

The Coast Guard air crew arrived on scene with the injured woman, picked her up and airlifted her to Houghton, Michigan, where she was transferred to local emergency medical services at about 8:30 p.m.

The woman's current condition is unknown.

Newsroom Staff