Coast Guard medevacs man near Destin Jetties

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Station Maui patrol off the coast during Operation Kohola Guardian, Jan. 16, 2018. Operation Kohola Guardian is a cooperative effort between state and federal agencies to reduce risk to mariners and whales in Hawaiian waters while supporting conservative efforts to ensure future generations have the opportunity to experience these animals in their natural habitat. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur/Released)

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man near Destin, Florida, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Destin received a distress call on VHF Channel 16 from a man on a personal watercraft suffering a shoulder injury near the Destin Jetties. Station Destin launched a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boatcrew.

When the boatcrew arrived on scene they took the man aboard and placed the personal watercraft in tow and transferred the individual to Station Destin.

The individual was released to a relative.

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