Coast Guard medevacs injured woman from sailboat west of San Clemente Island

Coast Guard C-27 Spartan aircraft file photo

Coast Guard C-27 Spartan aircraft file photo

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old woman from a sailboat 70 miles west of San Clemente Island, Friday.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center received a report from the crew of the 54-foot sailing vessel Amazing Grace requesting assistance after a female onboard had suffered a head injury from the the vessel’s boom.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched to assist. Due to the distance from shore, a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27 Spartan aircraft also launched to provide radio coverage.

At 4:39 a.m.,the Jayhawk crew arrived on scene and hoisted the woman aboard the helicopter. At 6:30 a.m., she arrived at Scripps Memorial Hospital, in La Jolla.

Weather on scene was eight-foot seas and 10-knot winds.

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