Air Station Los Angeles transports cardiac patient from Catalina Island

LOS ANGELES – A Coast Guard crew from Air Station Los Angeles safely transported a man in need of medical attention from Catalina Island, Calif., Thursday night.

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach received a call from Catalina Medical Clinic at 9:30 p.m., stating that a 59-year-old man was experiencing cardiac distress.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medical evacuation to get the man advanced medical attention.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles, with a Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedic aboard, launched to conduct the transport.

The man was transported from Catalina Island to Torrance  Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., at 11:15 p.m.

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