Parajumpers rescue sailor off Baja California coast


November 30, 2012 5:01:05 PM PST
Moffett Field airmen have rescued a sailor injured on a cargo ship 1,000 miles off the Baja California coast.

A helicopter carrying Guardian Angel parajumpers from the California Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing reached the ship Thursday.

A medic rappelled onto its deck, secured the injured seaman in a stretcher, and hoisted him back onto the chopper.

It flew to Cabo San Lucas where a C-130 was waiting to fly the victim to a San Diego trauma center where he's being treated for head injuries.