Coast Guard conducts medevac near Santa Barbara Island

SANTA BARBARA ISLAND, Calif. — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac Tuesday of a man with head trauma aboard a sail training vessel located approximately four nautical miles west of Santa Barbara Island, Calif.

At approximately 5 p.m. the sail training vessel contacted the Coast Guard on VHF Cannel 16 requesting a medevac stating that a 34-year-old man was in need of medical assistance after a fall aboard the vessel.

An MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles was dispatched to the area and deployed a rescue swimmer onto the vessel. The rescue swimmer, after assessing the situation, transfered the patient to the helicopter.

The man was transferred to Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, Calif.

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