Coast Guard medically evacuates 87-year old man and 80-year old woman

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FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated two boaters who were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning near Captiva, Fla., Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a call relayed from Towboat US, that an 87-year old man and his 80-year old wife were drifting in and out of consciousness due to carbon monoxide poisoning while boating on their 32-foot pleasure craft.

At 12:07 p.m., Station Fort Myers Beach launched a 33-foot special craft law enforcement boat crew along with two emergency medical technicians from Fort Myers Beach Fire and Rescue.

The two boaters were transported onto the Coast Guard vessel at approximately 12:30 p.m., and were taken to South Seas Plantation Marina in Captiva, where they were transported by local EMS to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Towboat US towed the boat to Captiva Yacht Club.

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