Coast Guard medevacs 27-year-old man from commercial vessel in Mayport, Fla.

7th Coast Guard District NewsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 27-year-old male from the commercial vessel Box Trader on the St. John’s River Tuesday.

Medically evacuated was Oliynyk Taras, 27, from Ukraine.

Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received a call at approximately 4:15 a.m., Tuesday, from the captain of the Box Trader requesting medical assistance for Taras who had been experiencing abdominal pain.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville launched a 45-foot rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla. The crew arrived on scene at 8:15 a.m. and transported him to awaiting EMS personnel at Sector Jacksonville in Mayport.

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