Coast Guard Station Conducts Two Medevacs in One Day

SAN DIEGO, CA – Crews from Coast Guard Station San Diego medevaced two patients from two cruise ships on April 10th.

In the first evacuation, Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report at 2 p.m. of a 30-year-old woman with unstable blood sugar levels on the cruise ship Paradise 40 miles west of Point Loma, Calif. A rescue boat from Station San Diego was launched and met the cruise ship at the sea buoy where the patient was transferred to the Coast Guard. She was then taken to the Shelter Island Police dock, where an ambulance took her to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.

In the second medical evacuation, a 25-year-old crewman from the cruise ship Elation was reported to have complications from kidney stones. He was transferred from the cruise ship to a Station San Diego rescue vessel at the sea buoy at 7 p.m. The man was further transported from the Harbor Police docks to Scripps La Jolla by ambulance. Both patients were in stable condition.

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