Many of you are probably aware of the situation with s/v Windchild. On the 1st of April, a crew member
was seriously injured about 1,400 miles off shore.
Through the combined effort of the Coast Guard, ANG, Maritime Mobile Service
and AMVER, the crew member
was successfully Medevaced to a hospital in La Jolla, CA where he is doing much better.
WindChild was not damaged and the four remaining crew members are continuing the crossing.
The Coast Guard and Air National Guard working together dropped four Pararescuemen from the 129th Rescue
Air National Guard along with survival and medical equipment
along with an inflatable
boat from a C-130 to make contact with the WindChild.
Here are a couple of links to better information on the situation:
Further update Michael | Rudy's Pacific Odyssey
Coast Guard, Air National Guard working together in long-range medevac
I believe this is the Cap-Palmerston used in the rescue