Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 90 miles east of Savannah

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 35-year-old man Friday 90 miles east of Savannah, Georgia.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 12:30 p.m. via VHF Channel 16 from the 45-foot fishing vessel High Voltage stating a crewmember was suffering from abdominal pain.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew launched arrived on scene at 2:35 p.m. and transported the man to Savannah Memorial Hospital at 3:39 p.m.

An HC-130 Hercules search plane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater aided in coordinating in the medevac.



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