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Diver rescued after becoming ill off Southern California

March 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coast Guard says a woman was reported to be in stable condition after being medevaced from a diving vessel off Southern California.

The Coast Guard was called Sunday afternoon when the 53-year-old woman experienced chest pains after surfacing from a dive near Anacapa Island.

A helicopter from the Coast Guard base at Point Mugu hoisted the woman aboard and flew her directly to the UCLA health system’s hyperbaric chamber.

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