Coast Guard medevacs 56-year-old man

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News Release  

July 16, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: (504) 671-2020
After Hours: (618) 225-9008

Coast Guard medevacs 56-year-old man


NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man aboard a pleasure craft near Destin, Florida, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 12:48 p.m. of a 56-year-old man reportedly having difficulty breathing and going in and out of consciousness aboard a pleasure craft.

Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station Destin 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew at 12:50 p.m.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene 12:58 p.m., took the patient on board, and transferred him to Station Destin where local emergency services were waiting.

EMS transported the patient to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.