Coast Guard medically evacuates man from tug near Cleveland

45 3CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a MEDEVAC of a 51-year-old man from a tug in Cleveland’s Inner Harbor near Whiskey Island, late Monday afternoon.

At around 4:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, received a report from the tug of a 51-year-old crew member who was not breathing and had no pulse.

Sector Buffalo directed immediate launch of the ready crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor to respond to the critical situation.  The crew quickly arrived on scene, transferred the man to their 45-foot response boat where they began defibrillation, and administered CPR while transiting to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Edgewater Marina.

It was reported that during the transit to Cleveland Metro Hospital, the man regained a pulse and is listed in critical condition.

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