Coast Guard medevacs diver 20 miles west of Egmont Key

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester)

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard medevaced a 43-year-old diver from a boat 20 miles west of Egmont Key, Sunday.

At 11:06 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from crewmembers aboard a 23-foot boat reporting a diver in their party had surfaced experiencing dizziness and requested medical assistance.

A flight surgeon was notified and recommended the man be medevaced.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cortez was launched, arrived on scene and transported the man to Fort De Soto Park Bay Pier. The man was transferred to EMS in stable condition.

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