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Press Release | Sept. 14, 2023

Coast Guard medevacs a man approximately 40 miles off the coast of San Diego

PADET San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Sector San Diego responds to a medical emergency aboard a charter fishing vessel approximately 40 miles west of Point Loma, Thursday morning. 

At approximately 3:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Diego watchstanders received a distress call from the fishing vessel Ranger 85, reporting a medical emergency. A 68-year-old male crewmember suffered a laceration and was bleeding.

Additionally, the man’s blood pressure was reported to be elevated, and it was determined that he required a higher level of medical care. In response, Coast Guard Air Station San Diego launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew.

After arriving on the scene, the crew successfully hoisted the man aboard, and returned to Coast Guard Sector San Diego where he was transferred to awaiting EMS personnel for further medical treatment. 

The man was reported to be in stable condition.