Coast Guard medically evacuates boater near Marco Island, Fla

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Miami medically evacuated a 48-year-old male in the vicinity of Marco Island, Fla., Monday.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., watchstanders at  Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received a report from a male on the vessel Sweet Emotion experiencing pressure in his chest and was requesting Coast Guard assistance.

After consulting with a flight surgeon, the boater was recommended for medical evacuation and a helicopter crew was launched.

Once Coast Guard personnel arrived on scene, the crewmembers transported the boater to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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