“Very” Sick Crewman Airlifted From Cargo Ship to San Diego

San Diego bay
GL Brannock

A crewman aboard a ship 170 miles northwest of San Diego had to be airlifted to the hospital after falling ill on Saturday, according to Coast Guard officials.

The Coast Guard Command Center in Alameda received word at about 2:30 p.m that a 37-year-old crewman on a Cyprus-flagged cargo ship had become “very sick,” officials said.

After an initial investigation by a Coast Guard flight surgeon, a medevac was recommended, according to a media release.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew soon airlifted the man to the Coast Guard Sector San Diego, where he was later transferred to emergency medical service for further treatment just before 11 p.m.

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