SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Officials have rescued a seriously injured man on a fishing vessel 600 miles west of the California coast.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports two helicopters, a plane, and a National Guard rescue team made the rescue.
The man was airlifted to a hospital. His condition and the nature of his injuries were not available. His name was not released.
Authorities say the Gutsy Lady 4 was more than 1,000 miles west of the San Francisco Bay Area when the National Guard accepted the rescue mission after a distress call from the trawler. The National Guard then dropped a medical bundle from the plane to help stabilize the injured crew member.
That helped and the Gutsy Lady 4 then set a quick pace back toward California. Rescuers later reached him and airlifted him to the hospital.