Coast Guard battles weather to rescue man 46 nm off San Luis Obispo

Coast Guard battles weather to rescue man 46 nm off San Luis Obispo
Lt. Mitchell Dow, Lt. Kristin Euchler, Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Cheuvront, and Chief Petty Officer Michael VonBormann take a group photograph after successfully medevacing an injured crewman from a commercial cargo ship more than 46 miles west of San Luis Obispo, Feb. 19, 2021. Official U.S. Coast Guard photos.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescue (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.

Coast Guard battles weather to rescue man 46 nm off San Luis Obispo
An MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base medevaced an injured man Friday from a commercial cargo ship more than 46 miles west of San Luis Obispo.
Official U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Brahm.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan aircraft and a Coast Guard​ Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base MuguMH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew to assist.

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.

Coast Guard battles weather to rescue man 46 nm off San Luis Obispo
An MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base medevaced an injured man Friday from a commercial cargo ship more than 46 miles west of San Luis Obispo.
Official U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Brahm.

“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.”

Coast Guard battles weather to rescue man 46 nm off San Luis Obispo
An MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base medevaced an injured man Friday from a commercial cargo ship more than 46 miles west of San Luis Obispo.
Official U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Brahm.

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An MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base medevaced an injured man Friday from a commercial cargo ship more than 46 miles west of San Luis Obispo.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Brahm.

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