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Coast Guard rescues diver off San Clemente Island

SAN DIEGO - A 40-year-old woman who became unresponsive Saturday morning while diving off San Clemente Island was airlifted by Coast Guard helicopter to San Diego for emergency care.

The woman regained consciousness after being helped to the surface by other divers, but the group decided to call for help from the Coast Guard, officials said. Within minutes, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was hovering overhead and the crew hoist the woman aboard.

She was flown to San Diego, where emergency medical personnel were waiting, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard is investigating the incident, which occurred about two miles off Pyramid Cove.

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