Chinese fishermen airlifted to San Diego burn unit 

by: Fanelly Millan

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Air Force rescuers hoisted two badly burned Chinese fishermen from a Venezuelan boat hundreds of miles off Mexico’s Pacific coast to take them to a San Diego hospital.

The two were among 17 Chinese crew members believed aboard a fishing vessel that caught fire and sank in the Pacific Ocean. A Venezuelan fishing vessel spotted a life raft with 11 fishermen Friday and sent a call for help.