(CBS SF) — Guardsmen with a wing of the California Air National Guard based at Moffett Field in Santa Clara County saved the life of a crewman of a Canadian Naval ship in the Pacific Ocean Friday morning.
The 129th Rescue Wing of the California National Guard left Moffett Field at 4:30 a.m. on their way to the HMCS Calgary, which was about 800 miles northwest of San Francisco.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: San Francisco Opens Eligibility to All Residents Age 16 and Up
Once the guardsmen arrived they made sure the patient was stable and then put him onto a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. The helicopter took the man back to Moffett Field where an ambulance took him to the hospital.READ MORE: UPDATE: Paul Flores, Suspect In Cal Poly Student Kristin Smart's 1996 Disappearance Arrested
The 129th Rescue Wing responded because of the distance the Canadian Naval ship was from shore and the seriousness of the crewman’s illness.MORE NEWS: COVID: 4/20 Celebration At Hippie Hill In Golden Gate Park Canceled For 2nd Year In A Row
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