Coast Guard medevacs youth from Catalina Island

CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 17-year-old male late Tuesday from Catalina Island after he had sustained a back injury while biking on the island.

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a report of the incident late Tuesday and dispatched an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles to Catalina Island.

The Coast Guard crew safely transported the youth to Saint Mary’s Hospital in San Pedro, Calif., where he arrived in stable condition.

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