Coast Guard medevacs man from cargo ship west of Tampa Bay

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo

TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 22-year-old man from a cargo ship 35 miles west of Tampa Bay, Tuesday.

Medevaced was Shuklendra Singh, 22, from India.

At 4:52 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a crew member aboard a 614-foot cargo ship, the Bahama Spirit, from Vanuatu. The crew member reported Singh suffered from a seizure and needed emergency assistance.

A flight surgeon from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater recommended Singh be medevaced.

An Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched, and medevaced Singh to Tampa General Hospital.


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