Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew rescues man 75 miles west of Clearwater, Fla.

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — A 50-year-old male was medevaced by the Coast Guard after he was reportedly struck in the leg by an anti-shark weapon while diving 75 miles west of Clearwater, Monday.

The operator of the dive vessel Ultimate Getaway contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, watchstanders at approximately 6 p.m., reporting the injury occurred after the male had completed four dives. It was also reported there were two doctors aboard who were able to provide immediate first-aid assistance.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater arrived on scene, hoisted the patient, in stable condition, along with both doctors and transported them to Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

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  1. David Ring says:

    Today, Sept 8 2014 between 9 and 10 am I watched no less than 6 CG helicopters fly northwest over Clearwater and out of sight. Was there some kind of drill going on? it seems there was not real disaster that would warrant the dispatch of 6 helicopters or possibly more.