Aerorescue (AMSA - Australian Maritime Safety Authority) / Aero Pearl Dornier 328-100 VH-PPJ "Rescue 471" flew up to the region from Brisbane to co-ordinate the mission. As the flight-track below shows, VH-PPJ eventually returned to Brisbane.
Meanwhile, the Rockhampton-based Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS) (Australian Helicopters) Bell 412EP VH-EPR "Rescue 300" initially called into Gladstone Airport before heading off-shore to perform the difficult winching of the sailor.
"Rescue 300" completed the patient back at Rockhampton Airport.
Of interest, VH-EPR also ventured to Gladstone Airport on Thursday 25 June and local plane spotters Jamie and Tash were on hand to capture the awesome photos featured in this post.
Photos taken by Jamie and Tash ©