Coast Guard Station Golden Gate assists injured 58-year-old man

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
Sausalito, CA – Coast Guard members from Coast Guard Station Golden Gate in Sausalito, Calif., assisted a 58-year-old man aboard the charter fishing vessel El Dorado III near the Farallon Islands Sunday, December 29, 2013.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., Station Golden Gate received a report of a diabetic man with head injuries in need of medical assistance aboard the El Dorado III. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat and rescue crew was launched from Station Golden Gate to meet the charter fishing vessel, located a miles from shore.

Two Coast Guard members boarded the El Dorado III to monitor the injured man during his transit back to Station Golden Gate where they were met by waiting Southern Marin Fire Emergency Medical Technicians.

“This case was an example of a successful execution,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Hambrick, a boatswain’s mate assigned to Station Golden Gate. “The communication went successfully, and the crew worked together flawlessly.”

Station Golden Gate’s missions include search and rescue, homeland security, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection, and boating safety. During a typical year the station conducts approximately 600 search and rescue cases and 300 law enforcement boardings.

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