US Coast Guard evacuates injured USS Spruance sailor

The US Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured sailor from US Navy destroyer USS Spruance offshore of Palos Verdes on January 27.

US Coast Guard sector Los Angeles-Long Beach was notified of a 20-year-old crewmember who had sustained a leg injury aboard the USS Spruance (DDG-111).

After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, watchstanders dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Mugu to transport the individual to a hospital.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the crewmember and transported him to Torrance Airport where he was taken to Torrance Memorial Medical Center by EMS.

He was last reported to be in stable condition, according to the Coast Guard.