Coast Guard medically transports two people from Catalina Island

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew embarks an 84-year-old man during a medevac on Catalina Island, California, March 13, 2018. The man was transported to Torrance Memorial Medical Center where he was last reported to be in stable condition. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew embarks an 84-year-old man during a medevac on Catalina Island, California, March 13, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew conducted two separate medical transports from Catalina Island Tuesday.

At approximately 1:40 p.m., Catalina Island Medical Center personnel in Avalon notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders of a 60-year-old woman with respiratory distress.

Watchstanders dispatched Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco’s Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to respond.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, embarked the woman and transported her to St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach where she was last reported in stable condition.

Shortly after transporting the woman at approximately 4 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel notified watchstanders of an 84-year-old man at Catalina Island Medical Center who was reported unresponsive. After performing CPR and reviving the man, the fire department requested a medevac for a higher level of medical care. Watchstanders dispatched the same Forward Operating Base Point Mugu helicopter to respond.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, embarked the man and transported him to Torrance Memorial Medical Center where he was last reported in stable condition.

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