Coast Guard airlifts two injured Russians from tanker off San Diego
The two crew members--ages 51 and 55--were injured when a cable split aboard the United Kingdom-flagged tanker Energy Conqueror. One suffered severe scrapes, head injuries and possible internal injuries; the other suffered leg injuries.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from the Coast Guard's San Diego station evacuated the two from the tanker 130 miles off the San Diego coast. The two were turned over to emergency medical personnel, the Coast Guard said.
--Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Coast Guard helicopter airlifts two crewmen from tanker. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard