Coast Guard medevacs 79-year-old man west of Ensenada (video available)

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News Release  

November 8, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment San Diego
Office: (619) 278-7025
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Coast Guard medevacs 79-year-old man west of Ensenada

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Coast Guard medevacs 79-year-old man 

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SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 79-year-old man approximately 70 miles west of Ensenada, Mexico, Wednesday.

At approximately 8 a.m., the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Imagination contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego's Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders to report a passenger was experiencing heart-attack like symptoms.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched to medevac the man.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., the Jayhawk crew arrived on scene, hoisted the passenger and took him to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

His condition is unknown.