Coast Guard medevacs injured man south of Panama City

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from 50 nautical miles south of Panama City, Florida, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 9:53 a.m. from the vessel Green Banana about a man who had sustained lacerations to his leg.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Panama City 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew with an emergency medical technician aboard.

The boatcrew arrived on scene at 11:20 a.m. and transported the man to Panama City Marina to emergency services at 12:34 p.m.

The man was reported in poor condition.

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