Coast Guard medevacs man from shrimping boat

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man from a 30-foot shrimping boat, six miles west of Homosassa, Florida, Monday.

At 8:48 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, received a call via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 reporting a crewmember, aboard the shrimping boat, Katie, had suffered severe hand injuries and needed emergency medical attention.

A flight surgeon was briefed and recommended the injured man be medevaced.

At 9:18 p.m. an MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter  crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to Tampa General Hospital.

His condition was unknown at the time.

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