Coast Guard helicopter rescues merchant seaman off San Diego
The crew of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter reached the motor vessel Jupiter after receiving a distress call about a 55-year-old man who had been burned while putting out a fire. The man was airlifted to San Diego and taken to a hospital for emergency care.
No one else was injured by the fire aboard the Jupiter, which is en route to Mazatlan, Mexico.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: The burned seaman is lifted aboard the Coast Guard helicopter. Credit: Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy