Coast Guard medevacutes man crushed by 1,100 pound piece of machinery

7th Coast Guard District NewsMIAMI — A Coast Guard Air Station Miami rescue crew medically evacuated a 22-year-old man after an 1,100 pound piece of machinery fell on him Sunday 40 miles southwest of Key West, Fla.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a distress call at 11:30 a.m. from the Chinese-flagged motor vessel De Ming Hai reporting a 22-year-old man aboard was crushed by an 1,100 pound piece of machinery and was in need of medical assistance. Coast Guard watchstanders immediately dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Air Station Miami.

The rescue crew arrived on scene and hoisted the injured crewmember at 3:41 p.m. After stopping in Key West to refuel, the rescue crew continued on to Miami where they transferred the patient, in stable condition, to Jackson Memorial Trauma Center at 5:15 p.m.

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