Members of Law Enforcement Team 72 aboard a specialized medical runabout, Rescue 72, responded to the calls for help by a civilian cargo vessel. The vessel, name, was traveling toward the nearest hospital facility when it experienced an Engineering Casualty causing the ship to become adrift. While their engineering teams worked around the clock to solve the issue and began to make steady progress they were still not prepared to get back underway. Meanwhile, a member of the crew who was battling an unknown illness became increasingly worse. LET72 responded immediately when the distress signal was sent out.
“Law Enforcement Team 72 is specially equipped to deal with emergencies of all nature such as this,” said Team Commander Lieutenant Heather Kowal. “The crew is expertly trained and always ready to respond at a moment’s notice. I’m very proud of the team that was dispatched aboard Rescue 72 for not only evacuating a critically ill crew member from a civilian cargo ship but insuring no others were at risk of contracting the illness before departing for Starbase 310.”
Upon the arrival of the crew, the patient was unresponsive and in near-death critical condition, according to team leader, Petty Officer Ava Capatosta. The team worked together to take care of the ill crew member at the lead of Petty Officer Prynn a Corpsman assigned to the Law Enforcement Team. They evacuated the ill man, who is unnamed, to the hospital at Starbase 310. Per medical staff at the facility, the patient remains in critical condition and prognosis is unknown at this time. The cause and nature of the illness are still being investigated.
“The patient is in critical condition and his prognosis is currently unknown,” said Corpsman Prynn. “The illness is severe but does not appear to be contagious. Due to patient privacy concerns we are not releasing any further details. Any other medically related questions can be directed to the Duty Medical Officer aboard the Starbase 310 Medical Center.”
Release authorized by Lieutenant Heater Kowal, Commanding Officer LET72.
Written and sent by Petty Officer Second Class Tojon Ral, Public Affairs Specialist LET72.