Coast Guard medevacs diver near Santa Barbara Island

65 Point MuguLOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a diver after he was reported to be experiencing stroke like symptoms near Sana Barbara Island, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach operations center received a call at 9:40 a.m., from the commercial dive vessel Peace, reporting that an individual aboard was experiencing stroke like symptoms. They reported that two paramedics were currently aboard the dive vessel administering aid to the diver.

A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu arrived on scene and safely hoisted the individual aboard the aircraft and transferred him to the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center.

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