Coast Guard medevacs Sailor from USS Bonhomme Richard

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN DIEGO — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from San Diego medically evacuated a 21-year-old woman aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard 20 miles northwest of La Jolla, Calif., early Monday morning.

The crew of the USS Bonhomme Richard, a multipurpose amphibious assault ship homeported in San Diego, contacted the Coast Guard at 3:16 a.m., requesting a medevac for the Sailor who they said was experiencing chest and back pains.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted, and recommended she be taken off the ship for immediate medical attention.

An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched from Coast Guard Sector San Diego to perform the medevac, arrived on scene and hoisted the woman at 4:22 a.m. She was then transported to Sector San Diego where an ambulance was waiting to transport her to Balboa Hospital.

The woman was transferred to emergency medical personnel for further care.

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