Woman safely medevaced from commercial fishing vessel

Southeastern Coast Guard News
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach medically evacuated a 37-year-old woman who was experiencing seizures aboard a commercial fishing vessel Tuesday evening.

The fishing vessel Jennifer Ann was about a half mile southeast of the entrance to the St. Johns River when the crew aboard notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville the woman was in need of medical assistance.

A Station Mayport boatcrew immediately launched aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium, arrived on scene within 23 minutes, safely transferred the woman to the RB-M and transported her to shore where emergency medical technicians were waiting. She was in stable condition upon transfer to the EMTs for further medical treatment.

“The swift action and seamless coordination between the crew of the Jennifer Ann and all the responders involved allowed the woman to receive the medical care she needed as quickly as possible,” said Tony Wells of the Sector Jacksonville Command Center. “During situations such as this one, we’re extremely grateful for the excellent working relationships we maintain with local EMTs and other first responders.”

45-foot Response Boat-Medium. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

45-foot RB-M. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

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