Cormorant airlifts crewmember from vessel off Burgeo

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Cormorant helicopter. File photo

A Cormorant search and rescue helicopter carried out a medical evacuation of a crewmember early this morning from a vessel 40 nautical miles southwest of Burgeo.

The crewmember was brought to the Stephenville Airport and handed over to waiting health-care ambulance officials.

No details on the crewmember’s condition are available at this time.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax tasked the Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from 103 Search and Rescue Squadron in Gander.

Organizations: Stephenville Airport, Joint Rescue Co, Canadian Air Force CH

Geographic location: Burgeo, Burgeo.The, Halifax Gander

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