Navy crew member airlifted off ship to local hospital

Posted at 4:11 AM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 07:11:31-04

A Navy crew member is recovering after she had to be airlifted off a ship and taken to a hospital in Santa Barbara Sunday night. 

Coast Guard officials say at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, they received reports that a female crew member of the U.S.S. Momsen Navy destroyer was suffering from symptoms of appendicitis. 

A Coast Guard helicopter crew was dispatched from Point Mugu and flew the woman to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. 

Officials say at last report, the crew member was doing fine.