Coast Guard provides medical assistance to 48-year-old male near Morro Bay

Morro Bay 47LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard provided medical assistance to a 48-year-old man aboard a 50-foot passenger vessel approximately 25 miles north of Morro Bay,Sunday.

At 12:21 p.m., Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach command center received a report from the passenger vessel Endeavor, that a passenger aboard was experiencing symptoms of chest pains. The passenger was reported to have a history of heart problems.

The District 11 flight surgeon recommended that the patient be taken to a hospital for emergency care within 2-4 hours.

The Coast Guard immediately launched a 47-foot rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay. Morro Bay Harbor Patrol also launched a boat with paramedics from Morro Bay Fire Department.

Coast Guard Station Morro Bay crewmembers provided oxygen to assist the man with his breathing until paramedics arrived. The Coast Guard safely escorted the passenger vessel back into the harbor. The patient was then transferred to awaiting EMS and taken to French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. He is reported to be in stable condition.

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