Haiti Mission Day 5 | August 21, 2021

haiti sitrep Aug 22, 2021

AERIAL RECOVERY GROUP 

HAITI- DAILY SITREP 08/21/2021

CURRENT SITUATION & SUMMARY 

21 August 2021 LAST 24 

BLUF 

The Aerial Recovery Group Team (Aerial) has refocused its efforts to provide medical evaluations to those in the hardest to reach areas. Aerial concentrated on the Coral Henry area north of Saint-Louis-de-Sud during this reporting period. Aerial’s Haiti on-the-ground response is led by retired Green Beret Jeremy Locke who is working with small village guides to get to the most remote areas in search of those too injured to travel through the difficult terrain and coordinate Air Medevac to get them to hospital. 

20 Aug 2021 dismounted search area depicted in white circle

07:00 EDT: Aerial Departed to Saint-Louis-de-SuD to link up with pre-organized guides to start dismounted search in the Coral Henry area. After link-up was made the team pushed to the vehicle drop off area and headed into the mountains with the primary mission to locate critically injured for air MedEvac. Additionally, Aerial along with Mission of Hope representative Frankie conducted surveys of the remote villages to find and map out HLZs, bundle drop sites and routes in order to get follow-on aid into these places. 

   

Aerial conducts final intel gathering and steps off into the search area 

11:00 EDT: Aerial treated one 10 year old boy with 3rd degree leg burn and released him with care instructions. 

   

Patient being treated on route into the mountains

13:00 EDT: Aerial came across a woman in the village of Monbin who had a bolder smash into her home causing extreme injuries to her head and lower back. She was immediately assessed and moved to the nearest viable location for air extraction. This extraction was done and completed by 13:45. 

   

16:00 EDT: Aerial continued to hike the ridge line in search of victims and conducting surveys. The team came across another urgent patient (1x 12 year old boy with internal bleeding and crushed pelvis). Another air evac was called in and successfully completed by 18:30 local time. 

   

Second MEDEVAC completed from hasty HLZ 

18:30 EDT: Team leader through information from locals and scouts that were previously dispatched deemed that this search area is clear of urgent patients and moved to vehicle drop off for extraction. 

19:30 EDT: Aerial encountered Jack Brewer and his team who had a critical patient with a spinal injury. The patient was stabilized and moved to Ofatma

Hospital for medical transportation the next day as it was night time and no flights were in the air. 

   

23:20 EDT: All teams Return to Base. 

Jeremy’s Comments: 

Overall today was a success for the Aerial Recovery Group and partner organization teams. I believe that my team is best served operating in the most remote areas conducting medical evacuations and coordinations and on the ground information to amazing organizations such as Global Empowerment Mission, Mission of Hope and the Jack Brewer Foundation. Aerial will continue to press on and get the severely injured to higher care by any and all means possible. 

***Of Note: Samaritans Purse is now on ground and running an orthopedic center capable of treating broken bones and similar injuries. This treatment center is located at the American University of the Caribbean campus in Les Cayes.

NEXT 24 


Team Aerial will deploy to search the areas of Cherette and Senalle south east of this reporting period's search area. Intel states there are many injured in this area. 

Next Steps/Action Items 

  •  Organize follow on Search Teams 
  •  Assist with Medical evacuations and supply requests 
  •  Provide answers to any Information requests from partner organizations  

Current Needs 

  •  Medical doctors and trauma nurses 
  •  Medicine, especially narcotics such as Ketamine for patient care
  • Clean water, tarps, and dry food 
  •  Search teams 
  •  Ambulances 
  •  Litters and back boards

JACK BREWER FOUNDATION 

Update 

Jack Brewer Foundation- Field Report_Haiti_08-21-2021.pdf 

ADJACENT COORDINATIONS 

Update 

Throughout the reporting period, ARG has coordinated with partner organizations to prepare for next steps in the Haiti response. 

  •  ARG provided air travel coordinations to follow on personnel. For further inquiries, please contact Seth Griffith, ARG Director of Disaster Response (contact info in email body). 
  •  ARG is coordinating follow on teams to arrive NLT tuesday with help from Mission of Hope 
  •  Jack Brewer Foundation has been coordinating helicopter medical supply drops into affected areas; A severe medical supply issue has been identified in Les Cayes. 
  •  Global Empowerment Mission. ARG is working with GEM to ensure swift, safe and smooth delivery of GEM AID. 

https://www.globalempowermentmission.org/mission/haiti-earthquake-2021/ 

  •  Mission of Hope has been coordinating medical transport and assessments since the earthquake. Austin Holmes is on the ground conducting coordinations and providing support and key information to organizations as they land in Les Cayes. 

POINTS OF CONTACT 

Seth Griffith 

Director of Disaster Response 

Aerial Recovery Group 

Email: [email protected] 

 

Jeremy Locke (In Haiti) 

Chief Operating Officer 

Aerial Recovery Group 

Mobile/Whatsapp: +1 (615) 638-6823 

Email: [email protected]

 

Britnie Turner 

Chief Executive Officer Aerial Recovery Group Email: [email protected]

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