Coast Guard medevacs man near Anacapa Island

45-foot RB-MLOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard medevaced an individual experiencing symptom of shock after previously falling overboard from a passenger vessel, 6 miles off Anacapa Island, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles- Long Beach watch standers received a call from the passenger vessel stating that an individual had been recovered from the water after falling overboard and was subsequently showing symptoms requiring medical attention.

The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot Response Boat- Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Channel Islands to assist the individual at 2:15 p.m.

Coast Guard Station Channel Islands boat crew arrived on scene at 2:30 p.m. where the assessment was made to proceed with a medevac of the individual.

The individual was taken to Channel Islands Harbor where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services.

The Coast Guard will conduct a casualty investigation surrounding the circumstances of the person falling overboard.

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