Coast Guard medevacs man from charter fishing vessel west of Golden Gate Bridge

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year-old man from a 50-foot charter fishing vessel approximately 20 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, Saturday afternoon.

The captain of the fishing vessel Tiger Shark contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 10:40 a.m., requesting assistance for a man requiring medical aid.

Sector San Francisco watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Golden Gate rescue boat with two Marin County Fire paramedics aboard and a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist the man.

Once on scene, the Dolphin crew lowered a rescue swimmer, Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Paul, who hoisted the man into the helicopter.

The Dolphin crew arrived at Stanford University Medical Center at approximately noon, and transferred the man to awaiting medical personnel.

“The captain of the Tiger Shark was clearly a professional mariner,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Murphy, the Dolphin helicopter pilot for the case. “His skill and expert management of the vessel and the personnel aboard helped greatly with the successful medical evacuation of the patient.”

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