Video: Coast Guard, San Diego medic rescue ailing man 75 miles off coast
Officials said the man was showing symptoms of a stroke while out on a fishing boat
The San Diego Union-Tribune
SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard crew members and a San Diego paramedic rescued a passenger showing symptoms of a stroke on a fishing boat 75 miles off the San Diego coast Wednesday morning.
The medical evacuation of the passenger happened after crewmembers aboard Searcher, an 84-foot commercial fishing boat, reached out about 10:20 a.m. and asked for help for the ailing 63-year-old man, the Coast Guard said in a news release.
The Coast Guard sent out a helicopter, whose passengers included a paramedic with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Special Tactics and Rescue Team paramedic to help.
The paramedic was lowered down to the boast and assessed the ailing man, who was then hoisted via a stretcher back up to the hovering helicopter.
The man was taken to a hospital in La Jolla, and was reported to be in stable condition.
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Recently, the #USCG medevaced a 63-year-old man from a fishing boat 75 miles west of San Diego. The Searcher, an 84-foot fishing boat, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego watchstanders at 10:20 a.m. requesting assistance for a passenger who was displaying symptoms of a stroke. pic.twitter.com/flT1Q0Ogps— USCGPacificSouthwest (@USCGPacificSW) July 30, 2020