Coast Guard Conducts Medical Evacuation from Fishing Vessel

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac from a commercial fishing boat 80 miles south of Point Loma, Calif., Friday evening.

At 4:30 p.m. Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operation Center JHOC received a phone call from the vessel requesting a medevac of a 51-year-old man suffering from severe abdominal pain.

“This air station trains for rescues like this all the time,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Stall, a rescue swimmer. “This medevac went exceptionally well due to the professionalism exhibited by this crew.”

The JHOC dispatched an MH-60 from Air Staion San Diego to conduct the hoist and transport the patient back to the base where emergency medical services were standing by.

EMS transported the man to University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

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