Over the weekend a San Diego based Coast Guard air-unit responded to a distress call involving a burn victim who was trying to extinguish a fire aboard a cargo ship. The helicopter rescue operation occurred 30 miles off the coast of San Diego on the motor vessel Jupiter, according to a local NBC affiliate.
The USCG aircrew arrived to the ship at 4pm on a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and the victim was airlifted to the UCSD Medical Center for treatment. The USGC said the crew member sustained burns on 50 percent of his body.
There was only one person injured in the fire, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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