Coast Guard medevaces young child from Catalina Island

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 4-year-old boy who was experiencing severe respiratory problems from Catalina Island, Calif., early Friday morning just after midnight.

The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center received the request for help from the Catalina medical facility for the young boy. A Coast Guard Flight Surgeon recommended immediate transport to a hospital on the mainland.

Air Station Los Angeles launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter with a paramedic from the L.A. County Fire Department onboard, and transported the boy and his mother to the Emergency Pediatric Unit at Long Beach Memorial Hospital.

A commercial air transport company was originally contacted but was unable to complete the mission due to low visibility.

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