Coast Guard medevacs passenger from sport-fishing vessel

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from sport-fishing vessel
SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego helicopter crew medically evacuated a 65-year-old man after he began experiencing chest and back pain aboard a sport-fishing vessel approximately 166 miles south of the U.S.-Mexican border Friday afternoon. The master of the San Diego-based 90-foot Polaris Supreme contacted the Coast Guard at 2:45 p.m., requesting medical attention for the passenger. The...

Coast Guard plucks four from two different boats

SAN DIEGO —  The crew of a Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hoisted four people from two vessels early this morning, more than 100 miles south of San Diego. The first call came in at 4:20 a.m. from the vessel Spirit of Sydney, 115 miles southwest of San Diego. The vessel’s crew reported to the Sector command center they had been taking on water for several days and were experiencing...