Rescue captured on video from Coast Guard rescue helicopter. The Coast Guard rescued a 46-year-old man from a 50-foot charter fishing vessel approximately 20 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, Saturday afternoon.
The Coast Guard said the captain of a fishing vessel called the Tiger Shark contacted the Coast Guard in San Francisco saying a man needed medical aid.
The Coast Guard Station Golden Gate launched a rescue boat with two Marin County Fire paramedics aboard and a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist the man.
Once on scene, the Dolphin crew lowered a rescue swimmer, Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Paul, who hoisted the man into the helicopter.
The victim was taken to Stanford University Medical Center at approximately noon.
“The captain of the Tiger Shark was clearly a professional mariner,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Murphy, the Dolphin helicopter pilot for the case. “His skill and expert management of the vessel and the personnel aboard helped greatly with the successful medical evacuation of the patient.”