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U.S. Coast Guard medevacs several patients from Bahamas hospital

Coast Guard responds to Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour
Posted at 10:23 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 22:30:31-04

(WPTV) — Coast Guard crews deployed to the Bahamas evacuated several patients from a Marsh Harbour hospital, one day after Hurricane Dorian made landfall and levied many areas.

Four helicopter crews completed five medical evacuations of 19 people from the Marsh Harbour Clinic to Nassau International Airport Monday. Seven of those patients were in critical condition, according to U.S. Coast Guards.

The patients ranged in ages from children to the elderly, USCG added. Their conditions were not detailed, but the Coast Guard said they ranged in various medical conditions.

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Patients are set to received further medical care by Nassau health officials.

USCG says they pre-positioned several assets in Key West in preparation to respond to the devastation by Hurricane Dorian in the area.

At least five people have died as a result of the storm, according to Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.

The Coast Guard said it plans to resume search and rescue operations in the Bahamas "at first light" Tuesday.

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Government officials in the Bahamas largely suspended rescue operations in the region until conditions improved.

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