Coast Guard medevacs 2 from the Gulf of Mexico

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two people near Destin, Fla., in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 11:22 a.m. that two people aboard a jet ski were in the water in the vicinity of the Destin Bridge and needed assistance.

Sector Mobile directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Destin response boat and crew to the scene. Once on scene, the boatcrew brought one of the people aboard and administered first aid. Destin Fire and Rescue retrieved the other person from the water. The two people were transferred back to Station Destin to awaiting emergency medical personnel and were transported to Ft. Walton Beach Hospital.

“Due to the training and proficiency of the crew, we were able to get the people out of the water quickly and rescue them,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Buckley, a machinery technician at Station Destin.

The condition of the two people is unkown.

The cause of the incident is under ivestigation by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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