Coast Guard performs medevac from Santa Rosa Island

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old man from Santa Rosa Island, Calif., suffering from what appeared to be severe dehydration, Thursday morning.

The man was onboard a passenger vessel, the Truth, when he started feeling ill. Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to perform the medevac.

The master of the passenger vessel transported the man to Santa Rosa Island where they were met by National Park Service staff. The NPS members moved the patient to a landing area where the helicopter could pick him up.

The man was transported to a Santa Barbara, Calif., hospital for treatment.

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