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USS Germantown Provides Emergency MEDEVAC Assistance

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS070719-11
Release Date: 7/19/2007 4:05:00 PM

From USS Germantown Public Affairs

USS GERMANTOWN, At Sea (NNS) -- USS Germantown (LSD 42) provided emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) assistance to a civilian boat off the coast of San Diego July 18.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. Germantown received an emergency call from a pleasure craft and quickly responded by deploying a medical team on an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB).

The victim was transported to Germantown where he was transferred to a U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.

Germantown is currently underway in Southern California conducting various training exercises.

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