439 Sqn Tasked for Medevac
Wednesday, April the 5th 439 Sqn received a call from Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Trenton tasking them to provide a crew in order to evacuate a critically ill patient 120 NM from Roberval. The patient required higher care than was not available at their location and their condition was rapidly deteriorating. The crew was airborne and enroute to the patient within 20 minutes of receiving the tasking and was immediately faced with challenging weather conditions. Despite the weather, the crew arrived on scene less than 90 minutes later and the SAR Tech immediately went to work preparing the patient for transfer. The mission marked the first rescue for two members of the crew, Cpl Sebastian Durand ( Flight Engineer) and Capt Chris Gallinger ( Pilot). Thanks to the professionalism and teamwork certainly saved the patient life.