SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 40-year-old woman lost consciousness during a dive near San Clemente Island Saturday morning, but was later revived and a a San Diego-based U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew flew her to waiting medics.
The woman became unresponsive shortly after she began diving with a group off the motor vessel Horizon about two miles from San Clemente Island's Pyramid Cove, and her fellow divers helped her to the surface, according to the Coast Guard.
The Horizon's crew called for help about 8:15 a.m., and the MH-60 Jayhawk crew arrived about 45 minutes later, officials said.
The stricken diver regained consciousness before the crew arrived, but officials aboard the boat determined she needed a more advanced level of medical treatment, Coast Guard officials said.
The Coast Guard crew hoisted the woman from the boat and flew her to San Diego, where she was turned over to emergency medical personnel, officials said.
The island is a Naval reservation closed to public use, but the waters around it are usually open for fishing and diving. It lies about 70 miles west of San Diego, and 30 miles southwest of Catalina Island.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.
Vacationing homeowners were hit by thieves in Mira Mesa, but thanks to a smartphone app, the crooks did not get away with it.
Signs warning people to stay out of the water are once again posted in Imperial Beach after a new spill from Mexico dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River - polluting the South Bay.
Two defense contractors were sentenced to prison Friday for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton that the military had planned to ship overseas to treat injured Marines.