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Medevac of an injured Navy sailor aboard U.S. submarine

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An injured sailor was medically evacuated from a Navy submarine about 160 miles west of San Diego, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Saturday.

The crew of the submarine, based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, contacted the Coast Guard shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, and alerted them to the 22-year-old man who had fallen and possibly suffered head injuries, according to Coast Guard officials.

A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the injured man from the submarine about 90 minutes later, authorities said. The sailor was taken to U.S. Coast Guard Section San Diego on North Harbor Drive where he was turned over to emergency medical personnel.

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