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Fisherman rescued 600 miles west of California coast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials have rescued a seriously injured man on a fishing vessel 600 miles west of the California coast.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports two helicopters, a plane, and a National Guard rescue team made the rescue Tuesday.

The man was airlifted to a hospital. His condition and the nature of his injuries were not available Thursday. His name was not released.

Authorities say the Gutsy Lady 4 was more than 1,000 miles west of the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday when the National Guard accepted the rescue mission after a distress call from the trawler. The National Guard then dropped a medical bundle from the plane to help stabilize the injured crew member.

That helped and the Gutsy Lady 4 then set a quick pace back toward California. Rescuers later reached him and airlifted him to the hospital.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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