A 45-year-old man who suffered a seizure and fell while aboard a sport-fishing boat off Point Loma was hospitalized Tuesday after being hoisted off the deck by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew, the agency reported.
The 62-foot Amigo, which had set out from Newport Beach, was 25 miles offshore when the man suffered a seizure and fell around 8:30 p.m. Monday, suffering head trauma and a laceration to his tongue, which obstructed his breathing, said U.S. Coast Guard Operations Specialist Aaron Roll.
One of 20 people aboard the vessel, the man was picked up by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, flown to San Diego and transferred to a hospital, Roll said. His condition was not immediately reported.
"They used a littler and hoisted him up," Roll said. "We lowered a rescue swimmer down onto the vessel; he assessed the patient then assisted him up."
The rescue was made in calm, 2- to 3-foot seas, he said, adding that the crew of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter consisted of two pilots, a mechanic and the rescue swimmer.
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