Coast Guard medevacs 44-year-old man from commercial fishing boat

Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescue swimmer Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Williams talks with EMS about an ailing man he and his aircrew medevaced from a commercial fishing boat, March 26, 2015. The The 44-year-old man was experiencing severe upper abdominal pain while aboard the 65-foot Commander nearly 6 miles south of San Clemente Island. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)

Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescue swimmer Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Williams talks with EMS about an ailing man he and his aircrew medevaced from a commercial fishing boat, March 26, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 44-year-old man from a commercial fishing boat nearly 6 miles south of San Clemente Island, Thursday.

At approximately 8:45 a.m., Thursday, the crew of the 65-foot vessel Commander requested assistance from Coast Guard Sector San Diego for a passenger who was experiencing severe upper abdominal pain.

A Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew immediately launched, arrived on scene and safely hoisted the man from the Commander.

At approximately 12 p.m., he was transferred to awaiting EMS at Sector and transported to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest for further treatment.

His condition is unknown.



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