CG medevacs woman from San Miguel Island

SAN MIGUEL ISLAND, Calif. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 50 year-old-woman from the west side of San Miguel Island Saturday morning after she experienced complications following a dive.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning the Coast Guard was notified by the vessel Truth that a woman aboard was complaining of a loss of feeling in her limbs following a dive. A rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles and a 47-foot motor life boat from Coast Guard Station Channel Islands were dispatched to the scene.

Once on scene the air crew brought the woman into the helicopter and transported her safely to the hyperbaric chamber on Catalina Island about 40 minutes away.

San Miguel Island is part of Channel Islands National Park and it is the westernmost of California’s Channel Islands.

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