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Press Release | Oct. 14, 2023

Coast Guard responds to a medical emergency aboard the charter fishing vessel Legend 

District 11

SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Sector San Diego personnel respond to a medical emergency aboard a charter fishing vessel approximately 55 miles west of Point Loma, Thursday afternoon. 

At approximately 1 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Diego watchstanders received a distress call from the charter fishing vessel, Legend, reporting a medical emergency. A 79-year-old male passenger lost consciousness and fell, signs of a heart attack. 

Coast Guard personnel determined that the passenger required a higher level of medical care as soon as possible. In response, Coast Guard Air Station San Diego launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, successfully hoisted the patient, and transported him to Scripps La Jolla. 

Coast Guard Sector San Diego remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all mariners in distress. The Coast Guard's swift response and coordination efforts in this incident exemplify their dedication to saving lives at sea.