Coast Guard conducts medevac off Catalina Island

Coast Guard District 11 NewsSAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of a 50-year-old male from Catalina Island due to medical concerns, Nov. 20, 2011.

A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles, joined by a Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedic, transported the man from Catalina Island to Torrance Memorial Medical Center, where he is receiving further medical attention.

Although the nature of distress in this case was not maritime-related, this operation highlights the Coast Guard’s ability to assist partner agencies to help those in need, no matter the situation.

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