Coast Guard medevacs fishing master 104 miles west of Ft. Myers

Coast Guard medevacs fishing master 104 miles west of Ft. Myers
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard crew medevaced a man experiencing abdominal pains Tuesday 104 miles offshore of Ft. Myers, Florida. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders were notified by the commercial fishing vessel that the master of the boat had been in pain for more than 12 hours. Watchstanders launched an Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs boat captain 80 miles west of St. Petersburg

Coast Guard medevacs boat captain 80 miles west of St. Petersburg
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG—The Coast Guard medevaced a 59-year-old man Tuesday off a fishing vessel 80 miles west of St. Petersburg, Florida. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a report from a fishing vessel at 11:35 a.m., stating the captain of the fishing vessel was experiencing heart attack like symptoms and required medical assistance. Watchstanders...

VIDEO: Coast Guard rescues man from freighter in the Gulf of Mexico

VIDEO: Coast Guard rescues man from freighter in the Gulf of Mexico
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 54-year-old man, who was suffering from medical issues while aboard a 655-foot freight ship approximately 150 miles southwest of Tampa, Wednesday. At approximately 9:24 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received notification from the ships agent that the master aboard a freight ship suffered a seizure while transiting...