Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Flemming Key

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News Release  

Nov. 24, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649




Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Flemming Key




MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old man Friday from a 40-foot pleasure craft near Flemming Key, Florida.

Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center watchstanders received a report via cell phone of the passenger having symptoms of a heart attack at approximately noon. 

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to assist. 

The boat crew arrived on scene and transported the patient ashore to EMS with no further incidents. 

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