Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman 93 Miles Off San Diego Coast

Image: Spirit of Adventure Sportfishing.

A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew medically evacuated a 50-year-old male from the sport fishing vessel Spirit of Adventure about 93 miles west of Point Loma, on Aug. 16. 

Crew aboard the Spirit of Adventure contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center at about 1:40 p.m. requesting assistance for a passenger who was displaying symptoms of a heart attack.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, including a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Special Tactics and Rescue (STAR) Team paramedic, to assist.

Once on the scene, the helicopter crew recovered the patient and transported her to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

The patient was later reported to be in stable condition.