Coast Guard, good Samaritan assists 62-year-old man 9 miles east of Key Largo

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted a good Samaritan with a 62-year-old man suffering from possible chest pains Sunday approximately 9 miles east of Key Largo.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 10:24 a.m., from the 25-foot pleasure craft, Sea Yaa stating the man was suffering from possible chest pains and in need of assistance.

A nearby good Samaritan aboard the commercial diving vessel, Tropical Odyssey arrived on scene and embarked the patient while a rescue swimmer from a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter  was lowered on the Tropical Oddessy to treat the man.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Islamorada also arrived on scene and escorted the Odyssey with rescue swimmer and patient aboard to Homeowners Park where the man was transferred to awaiting medical personnel in stable condition.

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