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Coast Guard medevac man from fishing​ boat​ 8 miles off San Nicolas Island

Coast Guard medevac man from fishing​ boat​ 8 miles off San Nicolas Island. MH-65 Dolphin. HH-65 Dolphin. Air Station San Francisco.
Archive image: SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2003) -A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin from Air Station San Francisco practices water rescues near Alcatraz Island.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Barry Lane.

SAN PEDRO, Calif.​ — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevac a 19 year-old man from a fishing vessel approximately eight miles off San Nicolas Island, Saturday.​

At approximately 3:13 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a report of a man having convulsions aboard the fishing vessel, Ginger, and did not have his medication aboard. ​

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew to rescue the 19-year old man at approximately 3:22 p.m. and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal to the scene.​

Once on scene, the helicopter aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer to the fishing vessel to assess the patient. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew then lowered a rescue basket to hoist the patient into the helicopter and​ transported him to Torrance Memorial Hospital where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at approximately 4:25 p.m.

The patient was last reported to be in stable condition.​


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