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A surfer who was accidentally trapped in a rocky area in Ensenada, Baja California, was rescued by a helicopter from the Secretary of the Navy.
Personnel assigned to the Second Naval Region in Ensenada, Baja California, supported the search and rescue of a surfer who was trapped between rocks 35 nautical miles or 64 kilometers, south of the Port of Ensenada.
The action was carried out when the Ensenada Naval Search, Rescue and Surveillance Station (ENSAR) received a call from the Control, Command, Communication and Computing Center ( C4 ), where a man who suffered an accident was reported while surfing and, after misplacing his board, he remained attached to a rocky area where conditions prevented any boat from approaching for his rescue.
In this sense, the Regional Search and Rescue Plan was activated, ordering the take off of a UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft belonging to the Naval Air Squadron 221 and the departure of an ENSAR Defender class vessel.
The naval personnel located the reported surfer and rescue swimmers carried out the extraction from the helicopter through the direct deployment maneuver, in which a winch and a cable are used, so that the swimmer descends, restrains the rescued and both are promoted. by means of the action of the lathe.
After being demure and being on board the aircraft , naval health personnel certified in air ambulance provided first aid while he was transferred to the Ensenada Naval Hospital, where upon arrival his medical situation was assessed.
After his medical evaluation, it was determined that the person rescued was in good health and only had mild hypothermia and light blows from the waves and rocks, for this reason he did not require specialized medical attention and he withdrew on his own.
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