More from Haiti
Posted by Laurie Frost on January 20, 2010
These images are in the public domain because they were taken by US military personnel to document relief efforts in Haiti. Captions are also taken from these sites; italics indicate that they are verbatim. Several are from the Coast Guard’s website; the others are from the Navy’s. These are just a tiny sampling of growing collections at both sites.
Isn’t this amazing? Imagine being a rescue swimmer for the Coast Guard and finding yourself delivering a baby on a flight deck. Well done, guys.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – An Air Station Clearwater, Fla., helicopter crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma assisted in the delivery of a male Haitian newborn on the cutter Jan. 16, 2010. A pregnant Haitian citizen went into labor on the flight deck as the helicopter was refueling aboard the cutter. The rescue swimmer from Coast Guard HH-60 helicopter CG6024 then delivered the five-pound newborn. The mother and child were taken to a hospital in Cap Haitien, Haiti for further medical treatment and were in good condition. Tahoma was transferring Haitian citizens to Cap Haitien from Port-au-Prince for medical assistance when the woman went into labor. U.S. Coast Guard photo. [100116-G-0000X-001 (top); 100115-G-0000X-002]
Here’s a Navy photo of mother and child four days later:
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) A Haitian woman carries her infant son aboard an SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during a medical evacuation to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). The child was born Jan. 16 aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908) while his mother was being medically evacuated from Haiti. Tahoma and Comfort are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Troy D. Miller/Released)[100120-N-0727M-016]
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Crews from the Coast Guard Cutters Tahoma and Mohawk evacuate Haitian refugees, some critically injured, from a makeshift clinic at a Haitian Coast Guard Base. The Coast Guard Cutters received additional medical assistance, two doctors and three corpsmen, from the USS Carl Vinson. The additional resources have allowed Coast Guard crews to speed-up the stabilization efforts and movement of those injured. U.S. Coast Guard photo. [100117-G-0000X-002]
From US Navy Eye on the Fleet:
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) Cmdr. Jerry Berman, left, a Navy surgeon, Dr. Henri R. Ford, Los Angles Pediatric Hospital Surgeon-in-Chief originally from Haiti, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a CNN medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon, and Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Berndt, a Navy surgeon, prepare a 12-year-old Haitian girl with a severe head injury for surgery aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Sugeons removed a piece of concrete from the child’s brain caused by the earthquake in Haiti. C (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released) [100118-N-8878B-078]
She appears to be doing well:
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Jan. 19, 2010) A 12-year-old patient aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), speaks with family members over a speakerphone two days after she was flown aboard to have a piece of concrete removed from her skull. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released) [100119-N-4774B-214]
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 17, 2010) A member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Search and Rescue team uses a heavy-duty saw to cut debris away from a collapsed building in downtown Port-au-Prince. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released) [100117-N-6070S-005]
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 17, 2010) Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Search and Rescue Team clear debris at a collapsed building in downtown Port-au-Prince. Part-au-Prince was hit by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released) [100117-N-6070S 007]
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Jan. 17, 2010) Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Search and Rescue Team rescue a Haitian woman from a collapsed building in downtown Port-au-Prince. The woman had been trapped in the building for five days without food or water. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released) [100117-N-6070S-010]
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Hundreds of displaced Haitians live in make-shift homes outside Gheskio Field Hospital, located ongrounds, where International Medical Surgery Response Team (IMSuRT) technicians are providing emergency medical attention to Haitians following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. The IMSuRT team is a national organization combining medical professionals from Boston and Seattle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Lee Kelsey/Released)[100119-N-6266K-020]
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