Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Fort Myers Beach

A Coast Guard 29-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Station Fort Myers Beach and Lee County EMS personnel are shown Tuesday, May 9, 2017 with a 28-year-old man (center) in need of medical attention aboard the SPC-SW near Estero Bay, Florida. The man was medevacked from the sailboat Anna Maria due to suffering from abdominal pain and transferred to EMS on shore in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shae Currington)

A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Fort Myers Beach and Lee County EMS personnel with a man (center) in need of medical attention aboard the SPC-SW near Estero Bay, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shae Currington)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Coast Guard and Lee County EMS medevaced a 28-year-old man Tuesday from a sailboat near Estero Bay after the Coast Guard received a report that the man was suffering from abdominal pains.

Medevaced was Richard Hammel, 28, aboard the sailboat Anna Maria.

At 8:52 a.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach via Marine Emergency Response Team Activation stating a man aboard the sailboat Anna Maria was suffering from abdominal pains.

A Coast Guard 29-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach launched with three Lee County EMS personnel aboard and located the man aboard the sailboat at 9:15 a.m.

Hammel was transferred to the Station Fort Myers beach where a Lee County EMS ambulance waited for transport for further medical care.

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