Coast Guard medevacs 58-year-old man from NOAA vessel 6 miles east of Tybee Island

Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 58-year-old man Sunday 6 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 11:03 a.m. from the crew of the 187-foot National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Thomas Jefferson, stating a crewmember was experiencing chest pains.

A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RBM) crew launched at 11:51 a.m. and the Thomas Jefferson launched a small boat crew.

The RBM crew arrived with the Thomas Jefferson small boat crew at 12:18 p.m. and transported the man to Station Tybee Island where EMS were waiting.

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