Coast Guard medically evacuates boater suffering from seizures

Southeastern Coast Guard NewsMIAMI — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Key West, Fla., medically evacuated a 31-year-old female aboard a 63-foot vessel 35 nautical miles northwest of Key West Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report at 4:18 p.m. from the motor vessel, Pleiades, of a female aboard experiencing seizures every 15 minutes.

A Station Key West small boat crew was launched to assist. The small boat crew arrived on scene, embarked the female and transported her to Station Key West where emergency medical services awaited.

Coast Guard Sector Key West is a unified command consisting of two patrol boats, eight dual crews, three small boat stations, an Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) and three staff departments. The Sector Commander performs the duties of Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission Coordinator (SMC), Captain of the Port (COTP), Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC), Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) and Officer in Charge. Marine Inspection (OCMI). Sector Key West has a unique area of responsibility; 55,000 square miles that borders the territorial seas of Cuba and the Bahamas.

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