A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter evacuated an ailing 83-year-old man from a fishing vessel 70 nautical miles from Los Angeles to a hospital, authorities said.
The captain of a chartered fishing vessel requested assistance at 9 a.m. Saturday when the 83-year-old man was unresponsive with an irregular pulse, the Coast Guard said.
The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center consulted with a flight surgeon and dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Point Mugu, the Coast Guard said.
The helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer who helped hoist the man into the helicopter, the Coast Guard said. He was taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.
The man’s condition was not available.
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