Md. State Police Helicopter Rescues Mariner In Distress


A Maryland State Police helicopter crew rescued a crew member in medical distress from a tanker in Chesapeake Bay near Kent Island this week.

U.S. Coast Guard-Sector Maryland requested the helicopter Wednesday morning. MSP Aviation Command Trooper 6 is based at the Easton Airport.

The helicopter crew located the 462-foot Liberian-flagged tanker the Chem Jupiter, and a paramedic and the patient were harnessed and hoisted into the helicopter. The man was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment.

According to Maryland State Police:

The Maryland State Police Aviation Command has served Maryland citizens since 1970 and operates a fleet of ten AW-139 helicopters from seven bases throughout Maryland. Each aircraft provides coverage 24/7/365 to Maryland residents and visitors. The MSPAC missions include medevac, law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security, and disaster assessment. The success of the missions relies heavily on the cooperative efforts of local fire, rescue, EMS, law enforcement agencies, and our partners at the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Park Police.