Sector San Diego has two medical evacuations in one night

SAN DIEGO – Crews from Coast Guard Sector San Diego completed two medical evacuations tonight in separate incidents.

The first medevac happened this afternoon at about 1 p.m. The Coast Guard command center received a report from the cruise ship Star Princess of a 71-year-old man suffering from compressed nerves about 82 miles southwest of Point Loma, Calif. The ship headed toward shore to be met by Coast Guard personnel.

A crew from Station San Diego met the ship off shore and transferred the man aboard their rescue vessel. They returned to Coast Guard Sector San Diego, where emergency medical personnel took the man to the University of California San Diego Medical Center.

The second medevac happened at 6:30 p.m., about 160 miles southwest of Los Angeles for a patient on board the motor vessel Horizon Reliance. The report of a 64-year-old man experiencing chest pains was relayed to the Coast Guard command center through a medical service, and a Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk was dispatched to the scene. Once on scene, the helicopter crew hoisted the man, and took him to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.

Both patients were in stable condition.

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