web analytics

Coast Guard medevac man 10 miles west of Hernando Beach

Coast Guard medevac man 10 miles west of Hernando Beach. MH-60J Jayhawk. HH-60J Jayhawk. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk.
Archive image: the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter is a medium-range recovery helicopter.
The MH-60 is used to perform search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement, military readiness, and marine environmental protection missions.
The Jayhawk is not able to perform water landings. Though normally stationed ashore, the HH-60J can land and take-off from 270-foot WMEC and 378-foot WHEC Coast Guard Cutters. These cutters are capable of refueling and supporting the helicopter for the duration of a cutter patrol.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by AST3 Joe kean.

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.

For more breaking news follow us on​ Twitter​ and Facebook.


For more Hlcopters Magazine breaking news, stories, images and videos follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

error: Content is protected !!