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...