Coast Guard medevacs man from sailing vessel near Key West

The Anthem, a sailing craft is moored at Coast Guard Station Key West after being towed there by the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans crew Jan. 07, 2018. The owner of the vessel was medevaced after reportedly suffering from shortness of breath and exhaustion. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Brandon Murray

The sailing vessel Anthem moored at Coast Guard Station Key West after being towed there by the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans crew Jan. 07, 2018. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Brandon Murray

MIAMI —The Coast Guard medevaced a 56-year-old man from his sailing vessel, the Anthem, approximately 12 miles east of Key West, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report at approximately 1:00 a.m from a 56-year-old man sailing from St. Petersburg to Key West suffering from shortness of breath and exhaustion.

The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans crew was nearby and launched their smallboat crew who transported the patient to awaiting emergency medical services at Coast Guard Station Key West. He was then transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center with no further incident.

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