Coast Guard medevacs man from boat 50 miles west of San Diego

Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.

Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. File Photo

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 53-year-old man approximately 50 miles west of San Diego, just south of San Clemente Island, Thursday.

A crewmember aboard the 56-foot sport-fishing vessel Prowler contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 12:30 p.m. requesting assistance for a passenger experiencing symptoms of heart trouble and severe seasickness.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched to assist.

Once on scene, the Jayhawk crew lowered a rescue swimmer to provide care and assist the patient into the basket to be hoisted into the helicopter.

The crew returned with the patient to Sector San Diego shortly after 4 p.m. where awaiting emergency medical services personnel took over care of the patient and transferred him to University of California San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.

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