Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel

65 MiamiMIAMI — A fisherman was medically evacuated by a Coast Guard search-and-rescue crew north of Marquesas Keys, Florida, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received notification from the crew aboard the Capt GC II of a 49-year-old male experiencing shortness of breath 13 nautical miles north of Marquesas Keys.

After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 helicopter crew launched to transport him to urgent medical care.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to Key West International Airport where emergency medical services awaited.

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