Coast Guard rescues 49-year-old from sailing vessel 6 miles east off Boot Harbor

Emergency Medical Services technicians prepare to receive the rescued 49-year-old female rescued by U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon crewmembers from a sailing vessel 6 miles east off Boot Harbor. A 33-Foot Special Purpose Law Enforcement boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Marathon arrived on scene and transported the woman to Burrdines Marina for further medical assistance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Emergency Medical Services technicians prepare to receive the rescued 49-year-old female rescued by U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 49-year-old woman Monday approximately 6 miles east of Boot Key Harbor.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call over VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the sailing vessel Wandering Spirit reporting the woman aboard had suffered a head injury and needed medical assistance.

A Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew arrived on scene and transferred her to local emergency medical services at Burrdines Marina for further care.


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