Coast Guard medevacs a mariner near Marathon

Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo

Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old man from a sailing vessel, Thursday in Boot Key Harbor near Marathon.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Marathon received a notification from Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 8 p.m. stating a man had suffered a head laceration after falling near his sailing vessel. The watchstanders directed the launch of a station 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew to assist.

The crew transferred the patient aboard and took him to Burdines Marina at about 8:17 p.m. to awaiting emergency medical services.

EMS took the patient to Fisherman’s Hospital in Marathon for further medical care.

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