63-year-old male medically evacuated near St. Augustine, Fla.

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a 63-year-old man from a 25-foot recreational vessel about 44-miles east of St. Augustine, Fla., Wednesday.

Evacuated was Curtis Deal, 63, hometown unknown.

Deal’s son, who was also aboard the recreational vessel, contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., command center at 10:42 a.m. to request a medevac for Deal, reporting he was experiencing pain from possible broken legs due to impact from a large wave.

After consulting with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, a medical evacuation was determined necessary.

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., launched aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and an air rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., launched aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.

Coast Guardsmen aboard the RB-M arrived on scene at 12:53 p.m., safely transferred Deal aboard the boat and prepared him to be airlifted.

The aircrew then hoisted Deal aboard the helicopter and transferred him to Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine.

Deal’s condition is unknown.

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — A U.S. Coast Guard rescue crew from Station Mayport, Fla., prepare a hoist cable aboard a 45-foot Response-Boat Medium during a medical evacuation of a 63 year-old male about 44-miles east of St. Augustine, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Curtis Dale was evacuated by the crew of the RB-M and was hoisted aboard an MH-65 Dolphin from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., due to leg injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A U.S. Coast Guard rescue crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Mayport, Fla., prepares to medically evacuate a 63 year-old male about 44-miles east of St. Augustine, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2013. Curtis Deal was evacuated by the crew of the RB-M and was hoisted aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., due to leg injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — A Mayport, Fla., based U.S. Coast Guard rescue crew prepare to hoist a 63-year-old male during a medical evacuation to the crew of an MH-65 Dolphin from Air Station Savannah about 44-miles east of St. Augustine, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2013. Curtis Dale was medically evacuated off of his 25-foot recreational vessel due to leg injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A Mayport, Fla., based U.S. Coast Guard 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crew prepares to hoist a 63-year-old male during a medical evacuation from his 25-foot recreational vessel about 44-miles east of St. Augustine, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2013. Curtis Deal was transferred to an air rescue crew from Air Station Savannah, Ga., aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and was taken to Flagler Hospital In St. Augustine. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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