49-year-old man suffering from chest pains rescued by Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Fla.

Southeastern Coast Guard News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 49-year-old man was medically evacuated from a 32-foot sailing vessel by the Coast Guard approximately one mile east of St. Petersburg, Wednesday.

The owner of the vessel Hasta Luego contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 10:27 a.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting he was alone, suffering from chest pains and in need of medical assistance.

Watchstanders launched a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg. The crew arrived on scene at 10:42 a.m., retrieved the man off the sailing vessel and transported him to the station where he was met by EMS for medical evaluation and transport to Bayfront Medical Center.

“This case is a great example of how quickly responders can arrive on scene to assist when boaters have the proper communication equipment on board their vessel,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Pankey, a search and rescue coordinator at the sector.

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