Coast Guard Airlifts Injured Sailor from Navy Destroyer

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) sails past the USS Midway Museum as part of the Sea and Air Parade during Fleet Week San Diego on Oct. 14, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Litke)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) sails past the USS Midway Museum as part of the Sea and Air Parade during Fleet Week San Diego on Oct. 14, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Litke)

TORRANCE, Calif. -- The U.S. Coast Guard says a helicopter crew airlifted an injured sailor from a Navy destroyer off the Southern California coast.

Officials say military officials notified the Coast Guard Saturday evening that a 20-year-old crew member had suffered a leg injury aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Spruance.

The injured sailor was hoisted onto the helicopter and flown to Torrance Airport, south of Los Angeles, where he was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

City News Service reports the injured person was in stable condition. Officials didn't say how the injury occurred.

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