Coast Guard medevacs man from boat 52 miles west of Homosassa River

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 78-year-old man Thursday from a boat 52 miles west of Homosassa River.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call at 1:21 p.m. via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16. A crewmember aboard a 35-foot boat reported a man was suffering from symptoms of a stroke and needed emergency medical assistance.

A Coast Guard Seventh District flight surgeon recommended the man be medevaced.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was diverted and medevaced the man to Tampa General Hospital for further care.


 

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