Coast Guard aircrew medevacs possible seizure victim off coast of Mexico

SAN DIEGO — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 61-year-old man suffering from a possible seizure nearly 100 miles south of San Diego, Thursday.

The master of the San Diego-based 57-foot sport fishing vessel Prowler contacted the Coast Guard for assistance after the man began experiencing breathing difficulties, seizing and lost consciousness while fishing.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego was dispatched at approximately 2:15 p.m. The aircrew met the Prowler nearly 35 miles offshore of Mexico at approximately 2:50 p.m. to conduct the hoist.

The aircrew transported the ailing man to Sector San Diego where local emergency medical personnel awaited.

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