Coast Guard medevacs 62-year-old man from vessel near Point Piedras

A Cost Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Cost Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man from the fishing vessel Pamela Rose approximately eight nautical miles north of Point Piedras, Thursday morning.

At approximately midnight, a good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders reporting that the 54-foot fishing vessel Pamela Rose’s mast broke, which injured two crew members leaving one crew member unresponsive, and without a pulse.

Watchstanders dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco to assist.

Once on scene, the Dolphin crew hoisted the man into the helicopter and transported him to Paso Robles Municipal Airport where emergency medical services took him to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton for further medical care.

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders dispatched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay to tow the fishing vessel Pamela Rose into Morro Bay Harbor.

The medevaced man was last reported to be in stable condition.

The cause of the incident is under investigation. The investigation will be a collaborative effort between Sector San Francisco and Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach.

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