Coast Guard medevacs man near Flemming Key, Florida

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old man Friday from a 40-foot pleasure craft near Flemming Key, Florida.

Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center watchstanders received a report via cell phone of the passenger having symptoms of a heart attack at approximately noon.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to assist.

The boat crew arrived on scene and transported the patient ashore to EMS with no further incidents.

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