ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevac a man with severe abdominal pain from a fishing vessel, Morning Star, 10 miles west of Hernando Beach, Florida Thursday.
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the 49-year-old man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition.
Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a VHF marine radio call on channel 16 at approximately 10:44 p.m. Wednesday, from the fishing vessel Morning Star, and immediately was launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Clearwater.
The man aboard was no longer able to safely operate the vessel and was in need of medical care.
A sister fishing vessel, Can Leo, provided assistance with a tow to get Morning Star back to homeport. Coast Guard Station Yankeetown also responded to assist.
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