Coast Guard Airlifts Injured Sailor from Navy Destroyer
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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