Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel east of St. Catherines Island

A 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island medevac a 48-year-old man suffering from shortness of breath 20 miles east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. The man was transported to Memorial University Medical Center by EMS for further medical treatment. (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Tybee Island)

A crew from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island medevac a 48-year-old man suffering from shortness of breath  Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.  (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Tybee Island)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 48-year-old man Sunday 20 miles east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 9:58 a.m. via VHF-FM radio channel 16 by the crew of the 41-foot fishing vessel Scat II stating a passenger was suffering from shortness of breath.

A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew launched at 10:14 a.m. with EMS onboard.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene at 11:00 a.m. and transported the man to Station Tybee Island where EMS were waiting.

EMS transported the man to Memorial University Medical Center for further medical treatment.

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