Coast Guard medevac man from tug ATV Legend in Tampa Bay

A Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevacs a man from the 142-foot tug ATV Legend in Tampa Bay, Florida, Nov. 27, 2019. The man reportedly injured his right leg after falling from a ladder and was transported to Tampa General Hospital.
A Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevacs a man from the 142-foot tug ATV Legend in Tampa Bay, Florida, Nov. 27, 2019. The man reportedly injured his right leg after falling from a ladder and was transported to Tampa General Hospital.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Shaw.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a tug in Tampa Bay, Wednesday.​

A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced a 53 year-old man from the 142-foot tug ATV Legend, after the man reportedly fell down a ladder causing an injury to his right leg.

The Station St. Petersburg boat crew transported the man to Tampa General Hospital where he received further medical care.​

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a medevac request from the captain of the tug at approximately 8:15 a.m.

A Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevacs a man from the 142-foot tug ATV Legend in Tampa Bay, Florida, Nov. 27, 2019. The man reportedly injured his right leg after falling from a ladder and was transported to Tampa General Hospital.
A Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Shaw.

“This case displayed the expertise of the mariners of the ATV Legend and our boat crew in creating a way to medevac the injured member,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Geary, a crew member on the case. “The quick thinking and adaptability of all ensured the person was stabilized and transferred to safety.” ​

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-USCG-

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