Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Oosterdam southwest of San Diego

Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.

Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. File Photo

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 33-year-old man approximately 230 miles southwest of San Diego, Sunday.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., the crew of the cruise ship Oosterdam contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders to report a crewmember was experiencing symptoms of appendicitis.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched to medevac the man.

Due to the distance from shore, a Coast Guard C-27J Spartan aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento was also diverted to assist.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Jayhawk crew arrived on scene, hoisted the crewmember and took him to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

His condition is unknown.

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