This was the shocking rescue of a surfer with a Black Hawk helicopter: he survived by clinging to a rock

Mexican Navy rescued a surfer trapped in a rock in Baja California with a helicopter

A surfer was rescued alive and in good health, when he was trapped on a rock after hours of losing his board due to a strong wave in Punta Cabras about 64 kilometers south of the Port of Ensenada, Baja California.

The action was carried out when the Ensenada Naval Search Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (ENSAR) received a call from the Control, Command, Communication and Computing Center (C4), where a male person was reported who would have had an accident while he was doing surfing activities, misplacing his board and for this situation remained subject to a rocky area where the rocky conditions prevented any vessel from approaching for rescue.

So that The Regional Search and Rescue Plan was activated, taking off a UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft belonging to the 221st Naval Air Squadron and the departure of a Defender-class vessel from the Ensenada Naval Search Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station.

As in a movie scene, the aerial rescue of the surfer trapped in a rock in the cove was experienced Photo: (Screenshot)
As in a movie scene, the aerial rescue of the surfer trapped in a rock in the cove was experienced Photo: (Screenshot)

In a video released by the Mexican Navy Secretariat, a rescuer was observed descending from the helicopter with a cable to the rocky area where the surfer was, After a few attempts, the sailor held the man, tied him to the cables, and both were loaded onto the aircraft.

After the rescue, The surfer was treated by Naval Health personnel, while he was transferred to the Hospital.

The rescued person He only had symptoms of mild hypothermia and light blows from the waves and when climbing the rocks that prevented him from drowningTherefore, he did not require medical attention and he withdrew from the scene on his own accord.

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In November they rescued a family

The Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico, as the National Maritime Authority and acting as the Coast Guard, through the Second Naval Region, reported that On November 6, he rescued four Mexican and American crew members, who were aboard a vessel less than 8 nautical miles (15 kilometers) south of Ensenada, Baja California.

The action was carried out after receiving an alert from the Control, Command, Computing and Communication Center of Ensenada, BC; where they reported that a smaller boat with three adults and a minor had faults in its propulsion system and that the effects of the wind and waves were lowering (directing) the boat to a rocky area. For this reason, the Regional Search and Rescue Plan was immediately activated, ordering the departure of a Defender-class vessel belonging to the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (ENSAR) of Ensenada, in order to provide the requested support.

On the aircraft he was treated by rescue personnel, however he only presented mild hypothermia and scratches from the rocks Photo: (Facebook Sentinela México)
On the aircraft he was treated by rescue personnel, however he only presented mild hypothermia and scratches from the rocks Photo: (Facebook Sentinela México)

Upon arrival at the place, naval personnel rescued the three adult crew members, as well as a minor; to later transfer them by sea to the dock of the Second Naval Region, where Naval Health personnel were already waiting for them to provide medical attention, reporting their health as stable.

It should be noted that it was coordinated with the corresponding immigration authorities, so that the crew members left by their own means; on the other hand, Because the smaller vessel represented a danger to navigation, it was towed to the dock of the Second Naval Region.

He was also reviewed by paramedics and transferred to a hospital for more detailed analysis Photo: (Facebook Sentinela México)
In addition, he was reviewed by paramedics and transferred to a hospital for more detailed analysis Photo: (Facebook Sentinela México)

Last year this Second Naval Region through the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (ENSAR) Ensenada, has carried out 109 rescues to citizens, to safeguard human life at sea.

Through its 33 Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Stations distributed on both coasts of the country, personnel from The Secretary of the Navy (Semar) rescued 505 people at sea during 2020 and carried out the medical evacuation of 77.

The surfer was in good health and went home by his own means Photo: (Facebook Sentinela México)
The surfer was in good health and went home by his own means Photo: (Facebook Sentinela México)

It also supported 85 vessels of various types and functions that presented technical problems or difficulties due to inclement weather.

The unit under the command of the admiral, José Rafael Ojeda Durán, highlighted that the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Stations, operated by more than 500 naval elements in the Mexican Pacific, Gulf and CaribbeanThey are equipped with everything necessary to carry out search and rescue operations at sea.

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