Coast Guard Rescues Injured Navy Sailor From Submarine Off San Diego Coast (Video)
Sunday, October 13, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego came to the rescue of an injured sailor aboard a Navy submarine on Friday night. The Coast Guard's helicopter crew medically evacuated the 22-year-old man via MH-60 Jayhawk from the sub to dry land, where he was then taken a San Diego-area hospital.
The submarine, based at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, was roughly 160 miles off the coast of San Diego when the emergency took place, according to a Coast Guard news release:
The submarine's crew contacted the Coast Guard just before 5 p.m., requesting a medevac for a crewmember who had fallen and suffered possible head injuries.
The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene and hoisted the man into the aircraft at approximately 8:30 p.m.
The Navy has not released the condition of the injured sailor.
The Coast Guard filmed the medical evacuation, you'll find that video posted up top.