Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Ship Island, Mississippi

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium

USCG File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a male from his pleasure craft near Ship Island, Mississippi, Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile were notified at 2:31 p.m. that a man had run his pleasure craft aground and sustained a leg injury.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Gulfport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew with three Biloxi Fire Department paramedics at 2:45 p.m. The boatcrew arrived on scene at 3:25 p.m. and were assisted by a good Samaritan who transferred the man to the boatcrew due to shallow water.

The survivor was transferred to Station Gulfport at 5:04 p.m. where he was taken by American Medical Response workers and transferred to Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

He was reported in stable condition.

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