Coast Guard medevacs man 379 miles southwest of St. Petersburg

60 ClearwaterMIAMI — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 74-year-old man Monday who was unconscious and revived by Carnival Breeze cruise ship personnel 379 miles southwest of St. Petersburg.

Watchstanders with the 7th Coast Guard District Command Center received a call around 3:20 p.m. Monday cruise ship personnel stating a passenger was unconscious and revived by a cruise ship medical staff member. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisting the patient around 8 p.m., and flew him to Tampa General Hospital at about midnight in stable condition.

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