Coast Guard medevacs 13-year-old from Martha's Vineyard to Boston Saturday

Boy suffering from serious injury, MedFlight not available

When a MedFlight helicopter crew was not available Saturday, the US Coast Guard stepped in to medevac a 13-year-old boy from Martha's Vineyard to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

According to a US Coast Guard release, when the staff at Martha's Vineyard Hospital discovered MedFlight was not available, they contacted the Coast Guard 1st District Command Center and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod was promptly dispatched to the island.

The boy was reportedly suffering from a severe groin injury. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on