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Coast Guard airlifts injured sailor from Navy destroyer

Officials say the Coast Guard airlifted a 20-year-old crew member that had suffered a leg injury aboard the USS Spruance on Saturday, June 27, 2018.

FRANK IANNAZZO-SIMMONS/U.S. COAST GUARD

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 28, 2018

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

Military officials notified the Coast Guard Saturday evening that a 20-year-old crew member had suffered a leg injury aboard the USS Spruance, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

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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