Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac of 36-year-old male off Catalina

A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Los Angeles arrives at St. Mary's Medical Center March 18, 2016. The air crew safely transferred a 36-year-old male from Catalina Island after he suffered head injuries in a golf cart accident. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Timothy Mosher.

A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Los Angeles arrives at St. Mary’s Medical Center March 18, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Timothy Mosher.

LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 36-year-old male off Catalina Island Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from the Catalina Island Medical Center in Avalon at about 4 a.m., reporting that a male suffered head injuries after overturning his golf cart.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles was launched to assist, after low visibility made it difficult for Mercy Air or Los Angeles County Fire Air to respond.

The Coast Guard aircrew safely hoisted and transferred the male to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach.

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