Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Sailor

A 21-year-old woman was airlifted from naval ship

By Sarah Grieco
|  Monday, Jan 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:34 AM PDT
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Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Sailor

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A 21-year-old woman aboard a Navy ship 20 miles northwest of La Jolla was medically evacuated Monday morning, according to U.S. Coast Guard.

The crew of the USS Bonhomme Richard, a ship based in San Diego, contacted the Coast Guard at 3:16 a.m., requesting a medevac for the sailor who they said was experiencing chest and back pains.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted, and recommended she be taken off the ship for immediate medical attention.

A helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted the woman at 4:22 a.m. She was then transported to Sector San Diego where an ambulance was waiting to transport her to Balboa Hospital.

The woman was transferred to emergency medical personnel for further care.
 

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