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Los Angeles/Long Beach Media Contact: (310) 521-4260

11th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Oct. 30, 2012

D11, PADET LA

Contact: PA1 Adam Eggers

Office: (310) 521-4260

Mobile: (310) 781-0619

VIDEO FOOTAGE: Coast Guard helicopter aid young girl on Catalina Island

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation flight for an eight year-old girl suffering from seizures on Catalina Island, Calif., Oct. 30.

Follow the link to view and download video of the case.

Coast Guard Visual Imagery database: MEDEVAC

Air Station Los Angeles launched a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter about 10:25 a.m., with a flight surgeon onboard to pick up the girl and her father from the island.  The helicopter crew picked up the pair and safely flew them to Long Beach Memorial Hospital at around 11:15 a.m.  The transport has been deemed necessary for the girl to receive further medical treatment not available on Catalina Island.

The Coast Guard received the medevac request because other air assets are unable to respond due to poor visibility and heavy fog.

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