Coast Guard medevacs man 35 miles south of Key Largo

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew transfers a 24-year-old man Nov. 3, 2016, to awaiting emergency medial services at Air Station Miami following a medevac from the 656-foot vehicle carrier Hoegh Trident 35 miles south of Key Largo, Florida. The man suffered back and leg injuries from a fall aboard the ship.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew transfers a 24-year-old man Nov. 3, 2016, to awaiting emergency medial services at Air Station Miami following a medevac from the 656-foot vehicle carrier Hoegh Trident 35 miles south of Key Largo, Florida. 

MIAMI — A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 24-year-old man Thursday from the 656-foot vehicle carrier Hoegh Trident 35 miles south of Key Largo.

Watchstanders with the 7th Coast Guard District Command Center received notification at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday from the crew of the Hoegh Trident that a crewmember suffered back and leg injuries from a fall aboard the ship. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was briefed on the situation and recommended a medevac.

Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders directed the launch of an Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew who arrived on scene at approximately 4:15 a.m. Thursday and hoisted the man. The man was transferred to personnel from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department at Air Station Miami and taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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