Injured Sailor Airlifted from San Diego-Based Destroyer to LA-Area Hospital

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A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter airlifted an injured crew member from a San Diego-based Navy destroyer off Palos Verdes to Torrance for treatment.

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At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard was notified a 20-year-old crew member had suffered a leg injury aboard the USS Spruance, a Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, Coast Guard officials said.

A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was dispatched from the Forward Operating Base Mugu, officials said.

The injured crew member was hoisted onto the helicopter and taken to Torrance Airport where an ambulance took him to Torrance Memorial Hospital, the Coast Guard said. He was reported to have stable vital signs

— City News Service

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