Coast Guard medevacs man with head injury 90-miles east of Jacksonville

65 SavannahJACKSONVILLE, Fla. —The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man Thursday who sustained a head injury 90-miles east of Jacksonville.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced the 33-year-old man from the vessel Eagle Texas.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders were notified Wednesday of a crew member who fell into a cargo hold and sustained a head injury. The vessel was 300-miles east of Jacksonville and changed course to rendezvous with rescue crews.

Watchstanders launched an MH-65 crew and conducted the medevac at 6:52 p.m. The man was transported to UF Health Jacksonville hospital.

An HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater assisted with communications and support.

The Eagle Texas is an 800-foot tanker homeported in the Marshall Islands.

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