Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel in Key West

Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo

Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 41-year-old man from the fishing vessel Prowess, Saturday 40 nautical miles West of Key West.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received the request from the fishing vessel Prowess at approximately 1:00 p.m. for a 41-year-old man with a reported broken ankle. Coast Guard Station Key West diverted the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump to the vessel where they embarked the patient. The patient was then transferred to a Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to be taken back to awaiting emergency medical services.

The patient was transported to the Lower Keys Medical Center.

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