A 47-year-old man on board a tanker vessel 150 miles south of San Diego was rescued on Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard after suffering possible kidney stones.
The man had to be evacuated from the liquefied petroleum gas tanker, Touraine, at about 2 a.m. The vessel was on its way to Panama.
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego responded and one of the crew members rappelled down to the vessel and hoisted the man up into the helicopter.
He was taken back to San Diego, where he went to UCSD Medical Center; later Monday, he was in stable condition.