Coast Guard medevacs 8-year-old girl in the vicinity of Santa Cruz Island

MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen.

MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from FOB Point Mugu, USCG file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced an 8-year-old girl in the vicinity of Smugglers Cove, Santa Cruz Island, Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., a man aboard a 26-foot recreational vessel contacted Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach via VHF-FM channel 16, reported a young girl sustained a back injury and requested medical assistance.

After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, watchstanders at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach diverted a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Mugu to respond.

The aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the girl into the helicopter and transported her to St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard where she was reported to be in stable condition.

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