Coast Guard medically evacuates male in the vicinity of Port Charlotte, Fla.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old man from a 36-foot fishing vessel, 38 nautical miles west of Port Charlotte, Fla., Sunday.

On Sunday evening, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 reporting a crewmember, aboard the fishing boat Capt Bob, was experiencing chest pains and required emergency medical attention.

A flight surgeon was briefed and recommended the man be medically evacuated.

An MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to Tampa General Hospital.

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