Coast Guard Medevacs Contestant in Row Competition

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter aircrew medically evacuates a 26-year-old female during the “World’s Toughest Row” race approximately 72 miles Southwest of Morro Bay Harbor, Wednesday afternoon.

Watchstanders at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a report of a medical emergency aboard the rowboat Julie at approximately 12:50 p.m.

Race map (courtesy)

The duty flight surgeon determined that the female required medical attention within 12 hours.

Sector Los Angeles reassessed the situation to the distress phase and requested Air Station San Diego retrieve and transport the patient to a higher-level medical care.

A Coast Guard San Diego Air Station Jayhawk Helicopter crew successfully transported the patient to awaiting Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at San Luis Obispo Airport, in stable condition.

Edhat Staff

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