A Air Station San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a sport fisherman offshore Point Loma, San Diego. Archive image: A Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter lands on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) off the coast of San Diego, March 29, 2023. “Touch-and-Go” landings like these allow helicopter crews to maintain proficiency of landings at sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Bacon.
SAN DIEGO — A
Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a fisherman from a charter fishing vessel approximately 40 nautical miles west of Point Loma, San Diego. Thursday, September 14, 2023, at morning.
At approximately 3:30 a.m.,
Coast Guard Sector San Diego watchstanders received a distress call from the fishing vessel Ranger 85, reporting a medical emergency. A 68-year-old male crewmember suffered a laceration and was bleeding.
Additionally, the man’s blood pressure was reported to be elevated, and it was determined that he required a higher level of medical care. In response,
Coast Guard Air Station San Diego launched an MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter crew.
After arriving on the scene, the
MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew deployed the rescue swimmer to hoist the man onto the helicopter. Once the crew finished the hoist operation the rescue helicopter returned to Coast Guard Sector San Diego where the patient was transferred to emergency medical services ( EMS) personnel for further medical treatment.
The man was reported to be in stable condition.
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A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a 68-year-old man from a charter fishing vessel 40 nautical miles off the Point Loma coast in San Diego, September 14, 2023. The fishing vessel Ranger 85 contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders requesting a medevac for a man with a laceration requiring higher levels of medical care. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Gray. U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Diego. U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area. U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest. Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).