Cormorant sent for offshore medevac

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Cormorant medevac

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.

Organizations: Canadian Air Force, Canadian Coast Guard

Geographic location: Gander, Greenwood

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  • meme
    June 08, 2012 - 22:45

    all this concern....but none for the child that was abused by a teacher!!! Get off the gov back!! nothing will change!!

  • Rigpig
    June 08, 2012 - 18:22

    There is alot of seismic vessels out there these days. Which flag is the CNLOPB letting them fly under I wonder? Up to standards I hope.

  • Ottawa should publish all information concerning these SARs evacuations.
    June 08, 2012 - 17:38

    If The Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Coast Guard are going to make public statements like this one for Brownie points, we would like the statement to include information on what foreign country the person is from. I heard through the grapevine that the last three evacuations were from the European Union. Why is the Canadian Government reluctant to publish such information? If they are going to publish these events at all, then we want all the information.

  • Harold
    June 08, 2012 - 15:44

    RIP Burton Winters. we failed you. maybe because you were just a 14 year old. maybe because you were alone on a snowmobile. maybe because you were just from labrador. rest assured young Burton that not everyone is happy or satisfied that we did not provide a proper search and rescue in your time of need. rescue squadron 103 based at 9 Wing Gander, and the crew from a Hercules from a base in Greenwood, N.S, many thanks for a job well done in helping the sailor in this story.

  • Ron Tizzard
    June 08, 2012 - 14:10

    The story - today...Gander , Greenwood 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. I absolutely wish the gentleman recovers from his illness...that said, it is too bad that such effiency was not used in the case Burton Winters. The only difference...the Premier would not release the aircraft (out of Gander) for Burton...now deceased, the child froze to death. Premier Dunderdale held back the aircraft in Burton's case just in case there was an emergency...go figure! _______________ A wonderful story...an no ill-intention directed at the injured individual“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.

    • jo jo
      June 08, 2012 - 19:01

      Ron T, I am no supported of Ms Dunderdale, but get your facts streigt, Ms D had no roll in the decision to send or not send a choper for Mr Winters, it was a military decision, federal responsibility, not the province

  • Carl
    June 08, 2012 - 13:14

    How can this be!? How could the dispatchers in Halifax possibly understand the distressed crew's accent, or know where to send the aircraft? After all, according to Merv Wiseman and his union buddies only the now-defunct coordination centre in St. John's had these skills.

    • economically exciled
      June 08, 2012 - 13:44

      Does Peter MacKay fish??

  • David Wilson
    June 08, 2012 - 13:12

    I wonder how long it took for wheels up when the call was first made?