Injured woman rescued from sailboat off Southern California
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued an injured woman from a sailboat off Southern California.
The crew of the 54-foot (16.4-meter) sailboat Amazing Grace alerted a Coast Guard center in San Diego around 2:15 a.m. Friday that the 48-year-old woman had suffered a head injury from the vessel’s boom.
The Coast Guard sent a helicopter from San Diego and an airplane from Sacramento to the scene 70 miles (112 kilometers) west of San Clemente Island. Conditions included 8-foot (2.4-meter) seas.
The helicopter arrived shortly after 4:30 a.m. and hoisted the woman aboard. She arrived at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla at 6:30 a.m.