PADET San Diego Public Affairs
April 17, 2013
Coast Guard Public Affairs Detachment San Diego
Contact: Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell
Office: (619) 278-7025
Mobile: (619) 252-1304
Photo and Video available: Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman from ship 300 miles offshore
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SAN DIEGO — A San Diego-based aircrew medically evacuated a 46-year-old crewman from a bulk carrier ship 300 miles from San Diego, Tuesday.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego launched to conduct the medevac. The crew flew from San Diego to San Clemente Island, where they refueled before continuing out to meet the 590-foot ship.
The helicopter crew arrived on scene around 2 p.m., hoisted the crewman into the aircraft and transported him to Sector San Diego where he was transferred to emergency medical personnel for further treatment.
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