Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel off Key Largo

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced at 25-year-old man from a Bahamian-flagged fishing vessel approximately 82 miles south-southwest of Key Largo, Friday.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a call at about 8:10 p.m. from the crew of the 95-foot fishing vessel Fish Farmer reporting one of their crewmembers was in need of medical attention. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:10 a.m. and hoisted the individual. The rescue crew flew the man to Florida Key Marathon International Airport where awaiting emergency medical services transported him to Fishermen’s Community Hospital for further care.

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