Coast Guard medevacs 48-year-old man 100 miles southeast of Miami

An emergency medical services crew approaches a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Coast Guard Air Station Miami to transfer the medevac patient to Jackson Memorial Hospital, Sept. 04, 2018. The patient was hoisted by the helicopter crew after Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a medevac request from the Green Ridge crew at approximately 10 a.m. for a man who fell from the cargo deck and sustained head and neck injuries while operating a forklift aboard the vessel. (Coast Guard Photo)

An emergency medical services crew approaches a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Coast Guard Air Station Miami to transfer the medevac patient to Jackson Memorial Hospital, Sept. 04, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo)

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old man from the cargo vessel, Green Ridge approximately 100 miles southeast of Miami, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received the request from the Green Ridge crew at approximately 10 a.m., for a man who fell from the cargo deck and sustained head and neck injuries while operating a forklift aboard the vessel.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew who arrived on scene, hoisted the patient and transported him to local emergency medical services who then took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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