SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guardrescue (medevac) a 27-year-old man from a commercial cargo ship more than 46 nautical miles West of San Luis Obispo, Friday.
The captain of the motor vessel Hyundai Jupiter, a 1060-foot bulk carrier, contacted 11th Coast Guard District command center watchstanders requesting assistance for a passenger who reportedly suffered injuries from a 16-foot fall.
Once on the scene, the MH-65D Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer, along with a stretcher, to hoist the patient into the aircraft and transported the man to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in stable condition.
«The offshore environment always tries to throw surprises-especially with the fog bank not predicted to be to the surface,» said Lt. Kristin Euchler, the MH-65 Dolphin co-pilot for this rescue. «Luckily with all the prior coordination, we were able to shoot the approach through the clouds with a solid radar hit of the large vessel. The coordination between District 11, the vessel and the C-27J Spartan overhead was crucial in finding the vessel. The teamwork from all watchstanders and the vessel allowed for accurate fuel planning and success of the rescue window for the patient.»