Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat near Destin

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium

USCG File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from 7 miles offshore near Destin, Florida, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 8:29 a.m. of a 20-year-old male suffering from seizure-like symptoms while fishing offshore.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Destin 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew at 8:53 a.m.

The boatcrew arrived on scene at 9:35 a.m., brought the survivor on board, and successfully transferred him Okaloosa County Emergency Services at Station Destin.

The survivor was reported in stable condition.

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