Coast Guard medevacs Navy crewmember near Santa Barbara

USS Momsen (DDG 92) file photo by US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh

USS Momsen (DDG 92) file photo by US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured Navy destroyer crewmember near Santa Barbara, Sunday night.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach personnel were notified of a crewmember who was reportedly suffering from symptoms of appendicitis aboard the USS Momsen (DDG-92), a Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, watchstanders dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco’s Forward Operating Base Mugu to transport the woman to a hospital.

The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, hoisted the crewmember and transported her to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

She was last reported to be in stable condition.

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