(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: 'Why Would Something Like This Happen To Me?' 94-Year-Old Anh 'Peng' Taylor Recovering After Shocking SF Stabbing Attack
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: House Votes To Repeal Of 2002 Iraq War Authorization, Long Championed By Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee
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: 'Landmark Victory;' Bay Area Lawmakers React to Obamacare Decision By U.S. Supreme Court Decision
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