Coast Guard medevacs diver from near Anacapa Island

CHANNEL ISLANDS, Calif. – Coast Guard Station Channel Islands medevaced a 49 year-old diver this morning off the diving vessel Peace near the coast of Anacapa Island. The diver complained of severe abdominal pains and nausea about thirty minutes after his first dive. Station Channel Islands launched a 47-foot motor-lifeboat to the scene shortly after the report was received. The diver was taken...

Air Station Los Angeles Weekend Includes Alaskan Rescue

LOS ANGELES – Aircrews from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Los Angeles were busy this past weekend responding to medical evacuations ranging from scuba diving incidents in Southern California to medical injuries off the coast of Alaska. On the morning of July 26th Air Station Los Angeles responded to a call from the diving vessel Bottom Scratcher with a report of a 69 year old male with labored...