arctic search and rescue

RV Mirai Arctic Mission 2014 Post #2 - An Accidental Medevac?

We had only just begun our research in the Bering Strait and into the Chukchi Sea Wednesday when word came up from the Chief Scientist that one of the researchers was suffering severe lower back pain.  After consultations it was decided that we should divert from our research program and transit immediately towards Point Barrow to discharge the patient ashore to obtain medical attention.  Though not an emergency it was important for the patient to get more advanced medical attention as soon as practicable.  Arriv

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