Coast Guard Station Mayport crew responds to medical emergency aboard charter boat

Southeastern Coast Guard News
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach responded and provided medical assistance after a 70-year-old man began experiencing symptoms similar to cardiac arrest on a charter fishing boat 14 miles east of the entrance to the St. Johns River.

A crewmember on the Atlantic Beach-based charter fishing vessel Majesty notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville at 1:45 p.m., that a passenger was in need of immediate medical assistance.

A boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Station Mayport was already underway and diverted from their mission to assist. Once on scene, two of the Coast Guardsmen went aboard the Majesty, consulted a Coast Guard flight surgeon, and determined based on the man’s condition and the sea state that it was safest to keep him on the Majesty while transporting him to shore.

The two Coast Guardsmen remained aboard the Majesty and provided medical support while the RB-M crew escorted the Majesty to Monty’s Marina in Atlantic Beach, where emergency medical technicians were waiting. The EMTs transported the man, who was in stable condition, to a local hospital for further treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Coast Guardsmen from Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach, Fla., pass an automated external defibrillator to fellow crew members aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium after providing medical assistance to a 70-year-old passenger, who was reportedly experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest aboard the charter fishing vessel Majesty, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Although the defibrillator was never needed, the Coast Guardsmen did provide medical support for the man as the Majesty transited 14 miles back to shore where emergency medical technicians were waiting. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen)

Coast Guardsmen from Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach, Fla., pass an automated external defibrillator to fellow crew members aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium after providing medical assistance to a 70-year-old passenger, who was reportedly experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest aboard the charter fishing vessel Majesty, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen)

Coast Guardsmen from Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach, Fla., pass an automated external defibrillator to fellow crew members aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium after providing medical assistance to a 70-year-old passenger, who was reportedly experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest aboard the charter fishing vessel Majesty, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen)

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