Coast Guard assists unconscious woman in Destin, Florida

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted a woman who was reportedly going in and out of consciousness 14 miles southwest of Destin Harbor, Florida, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 6:30 p.m. of a 73-year-old woman aboard a fishing vessel going in and out of consciousness.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Destin with three EMTs aboard to assist the woman.

The boatcrew arrived on scene at 7:09 p.m. and transferred the EMTs to the fishing vessel and escorted the vessel to Station Destin.

The woman was taken by ambulance from the station to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

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