Coast Guard medevacs unconscious diver 31 miles west of Naples, Florida

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach medevacs a 26-year-old man from a 27-foot dive boat, Reel Cowboy, 31 miles west of Naples, Florida, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. The Coast Guard, in partnership with Fort Myers Beach Fire rescue, transported the man to shore where an ambulance awaited.(U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach medevacs a 26-year-old man from the 27-foot dive boat, Reel Cowboy, 31 miles west of Naples, Florida, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. —The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old man from a dive boat 31 miles west of Naples, Florida, Sunday.

At 12:40 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from crewmembers aboard the 27-foot dive boat, Reel Cowboy. The crew reported a diver was in and out of consciousness, and was in need of emergency assistance. A flight surgeon was notified and recommended the diver be medevaced.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach was launched with Fort Myers Beach Fire Rescue EMS aboard. The Fort Myers Beach crew arrived on scene and medevaced the diver in stable condition to Hamilton Harbor where an ambulance awaited. EMS transported the diver to North Naples Hospital.

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