Cotentin.  An injured sailor went down with a winch from one of the Channel Islands

Cotentin. An injured sailor went down with a winch from one of the Channel Islands

A Navy helicopter stationed at Maupertus (Manche) winches an injured sailor. (©Archives)

At night 19-20 September 2022and French fishing vesselthen turn off Guernseyto report Through Jobourg one a member of his crew yours wounded while maneuvering fishing.

Cross established a conference call with the Naval Medical Consultation Center (CCMM) in Toulouse and with the fishing vessel and then with the Naval Medical Coordination Service (SCMM) in Le Havre.

Evacuation recommended

Faced with the described situation and helicopter medical evacuation is recommended by the attending physician to the hospital Cherbourg (Sleeve).

Cross attacked the Cayman Marine sa helicopter Army Medical Team de Querqueville on board.

Once in the area, the medical team was hoisted aboard the fishing vessel. She performed a first medical examination. The victim has the need for care before evacuation. The team then conditioned him for his evacuation by air.

With a winch on board the helicopter, the injured man was dropped off at the commercial port of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, where he was attended by ambulance. Was admitted to the Emergency Department of the Public Hospital Center of the Cotentin.

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