Coast Guard medevacs man near LA coast

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Coast Guard medevacs man near LA coast

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced an 83-year-old man from a fishing vessel 70 nautical miles off the coast of Los Angeles Saturday.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., the captain of a chartered fishing vessel requested assistance from the Coast Guard for an 83-year-old man aboard the vessel who was unresponsive with an irregular pulse.

After consulting with the flight surgeon, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.

After arriving on scene, the helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer, hoisted the man into the helicopter and transported him to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.