JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man Thursday who sustained a head injury 90-miles east of Jacksonville.
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced the 33-year-old man from the vessel Eagle Texas.
Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders were notified Wednesday of a crew member who fell into a cargo hold and sustained a head injury. The vessel was 300-miles east of Jacksonville and changed course to rendezvous with rescue crews.
Watchstanders launched an MH-65 crew and conducted the medevac at 6:52 p.m. The man was transported to UF Health Jacksonville hospital.
An HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater assisted with communications and support.
The Eagle Texas is an 800-foot tanker homeported in the Marshall Islands.