Coast Guard medically evacuates man from tug boat

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 47-year-old man Sunday night from a 92-foot tug boat near the entrance of the St. Johns River near the Mayport, Fla., jetties.

A Coast Guard Station Mayport 47-foot Motor-Lifeboat crew evacuated Andy Syska, from the vessel Peggy Winslow. A crewmember aboard the vessel sent a radio distress call to Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators at Sector Jacksonville around 7 p.m. to report Syska suffered a leg injury and was in severe pain.

The crew transported Syska to awaiting EMS at the Mayport boat ramp

Syska was reportedly in fair condition.

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