Coast Guard medevacs man from tug in Tampa Bay

A Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevacs a man from the 142-foot tug ATV Legend in Tampa Bay, Florida, Nov. 27, 2019. The man reportedly injured his right leg after falling from a ladder and was transported to Tampa General Hospital. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Shaw

A Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevacs a man from the 142-foot tug ATV Legend in Tampa Bay, Florida, Nov. 27, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Shaw

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a tug in Tampa Bay, Wednesday.

A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced a 53 year-old man from the 142-foot tug ATV Legend, after the man reportedly fell down a ladder causing an injury to his right leg.

The Station St. Petersburg boat crew transported the man to Tampa General Hospital where he received further medical care.


Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a medevac request from the captain of the tug at approximately 8:15 a.m.

“This case displayed the expertise of the mariners of the ATV Legend and our boat crew in creating a way to medevac the injured member,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Geary, a crew member on the case. “The quick thinking and adaptability of all ensured the person was stabilized and transferred to safety.”


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