Doctors Gillispie and Kildare talk as Nurse Parker enters with a report on the stormy weather, and a problem at sea reaches Kildare on the telephone. A hookup over a radio connection puts Kildare in touch with the ship captain.
The ship is still days away from shore, but an emergency surgery is needed now. It’s going to be up to Dr Kildare to talk the ship doctor through the surgery, by way of the crackling radio signal. It would be bad to lose radio signal, right in the middle of the delicate procedure. Isn’t there a better way?
Is it possible for a Coast Guard helicopter to fly through the weather to land on the rolling decks? Gillespie stays behind, and Kildare finds the best way to land is to dangle him from a line from the helicopter. Suspenseful moments are in store as the helicopter sets down it’s cargo. Back in the hospital, Gillespie has his own suspense as he deals with a dropped radio signal. What has happened to Kildare? Is there anything for the crusty old doctor to worry about? The rolling ocean swells onlyu provide a minor obstacle for the finely tuned talents of Kildare.
PS: Isn’t that Jack Webb in the part of the hospital radio operator? It sounds like it could be Raymond Burr in the part as ship captain.