Coast Guard airlifts injured sailor from Navy destroyer
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.