Coast Guard assists man who fell overboard from 72 foot vessel

Morro Bay 47LOS ANGELES — A Coast Guard boatcrew performed CPR on a man after he fell overboard from a dinner cruise vessel about 500 yards outside of Morro Bay Harbor.

At 8:15 p.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Morro Bay received a report that a 59-year-old male had fallen from the 72-foot passenger vessel Papagallo II, homeported in Morro Bay. Another passenger aboard the Papagallo II jumped into the water and found the man facedown and unconscious.

A crew aboard a 16-foot skiff from the Morro Bay Oyster Company was passing by and assisted with bringing the two passengers aboard. At 8:17 p.m. a boatcrew from Station Morro Bay transferred the unconscious male from the skiff to the dock and began performing CPR.

Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Sadler performed CPR on the man for about four minutes with the assistance of Petty Officer 2ndClass Taylor Robinson and Fireman Brandon Young until members of the Morro Bay Fire Department arrived and continued CPR. The man was then transferred to an ambulance and taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo where the patient was listed in critical condition.

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