WATCH: U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Man in Medical Distress 10 Miles Off Florida Coast

By  //  June 12, 2020

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man was no longer able to safely operate the vessel and was in need of medical care

ABOVE VIDEO: The Coast Guard medevaced a man with severe abdominal pain from a fishing vessel 10 miles west of Hernando Beach, Florida Thursday.

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – The Coast Guard medevaced a man with severe abdominal pain from a fishing vessel 10 miles west of Hernando Beach, Florida Thursday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the 49-year-old man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a VHF marine radio call on channel 16 at approximately 10:44 p.m. Wednesday from the fishing vessel Morning Star.

The man aboard was no longer able to safely operate the vessel and was in need of medical care. A sister fishing vessel Can Leo provided assistance with a tow to get Morning Star back to homeport. Coast Guard Station Yankeetown also responded to assist.

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