Military search and rescue has been sent to assist a crewmember aboard a vessel 120 nautical miles East of St. John’s.
The vessel and the cause of the crewmember’s distress was not identified in a news release issued by Cap. Paul Hamlyn of search and rescue squadron 103 based at 9 Wing Gander.
The Cormorant out of Gander is being assisted in the rescue by a Hercules from a base in Greenwood, N.S.
The military news release has stated a medevac is planned for the crewmember.
“The Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Coast Guard, working within the national search and rescue program, are committed to providing the quickest and most effective response to a SAR event using all available assets,” the release states.
The Telegram will have more as it becomes available.