CA Air National Guard Rescues Injured Fishermen

Press Release
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
An HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter from the 129th Rescue Wing hovers over the Chinese fishing vessel Fu Yua (Photo: California Air National Guard).

California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have successfully completed the rescue of two injured fishermen from a Chinese fishing vessel about 700 miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico.


The rescue phase of the mission began Sunday, when Guardian Angel Pararescuemen parachuted off an MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft into the Pacific Ocean and boarded an inflatable Zodiac boat. Equipped with medical supplies, the pararescuemen maneuvered the boat next to the Chinese fishing vessel before boarding and providing medical treatment to the injured fishermen.


Two Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters departed Monday morning en route to the fishing vessel's location. Aircrews hoisted the pararescuemen and fishermen off the fishing vessel onto the helicopters hovering above. The fishermen were flow to Acapulco on the Pave Hawks and then to the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California on a MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft. They will receive further medical treatment in San Diego, California.
 

"The long-range rescue capability of the California Air National Guard is an unmatched resource for search and rescue planners," said Rear Admiral Joseph "Pepe" Castillo, commander of the 11th Coast Guard District in Alameda, which coordinated the mission. "I am always impressed by the skill and dedication of these brave men and women. Their performance on this highly complex operation is no exception. We are fortunate to have them in the search and rescue community."

 

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