Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 60 miles west of Venice, FL

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

VENICE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old man Saturday night 60 miles west of Venice.

Medevaced was Steve Wager.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received notification at 7:40 p.m. via VHF-FM radio channel 16 stating Wager was suffering symptoms of a seizure while aboard a 35-foot fishing boat with four other boaters.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched at 8:13 p.m.

The Jayhawk crew arrived at 9:12 p.m. and hoisted Wager. They transported him to Tampa General Hospital, arriving at 10:50 p.m., for further care.

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