Coast Guard medevacs man 110 miles southeast of Point Loma

San Diego MH-60 File Photo 300SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 43-year-old man from a fishing vessel approximately 110 miles southeast of Point Loma, in San Diego, Sunday.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a request for assistance from the crew of the sport-fishing vessel Searcher that a 43-year-old male passenger was experiencing heart-attack like symptoms while fishing.

Sector San Diego’s flight surgeon recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care.

A Sector MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched, arrived on scene, then safely hoisted the man at 10:50 a.m.

The Jayhawk crew returned to Sector San Diego at approximately 11:40 a.m., where he was transferred to awaiting EMS.

He was taken to UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest, in San Diego. His condition is unknown.

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