Updated – Coast Guard Medevacs Man 100 Miles West of Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. – Coast Guard crewmembers from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., aboard a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, rescued a 50-year-old Ukrainian man from the motor vessel Munin Explorer 100 miles west of Key West Tuesday.

Coast Guard search and rescue watchstanders at Sector Key West received notification at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday from crew aboard the Munin Explorer, a 180-foot Cypress flagged research ship, Vadym Karavayev was suffering from severe abdominal pain and needed immediate medical attention.

Coast Guard immediately responded by launching the MH-60 Jayhawk from Air Station Clearwater in order to medevac Karavayev.

The aircrew arrived on scene with the Munin Explorer at 7:30 a.m. and hoisted Karavayev into the helicopter. The aircrew transported him to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, arriving at 8 a.m. where he was listed in stable condition.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Clearwater

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.

Related Posts

One Comment

  1. Andrew says:

    Would it be safer to land on the helipad?