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Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk crew medevac fisherman 80 nm of Tampa

Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk crew medevac fisherman 80 nm of Tampa
Archive image: A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew arrives from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, September 14, 2020.
Aircrews from surrounding units arrived in New Orleans to provide backup during hurricane response.
U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—​ A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk crew medevac a 37-year-old man from a commercial fishing vessel 80 miles west of Tampa, Thursday.

The MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater flew the man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition.

​The U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders were notified by the fishing vessel captain​ of the man’s critical medical condition. A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended the man be brought ashore and the aircrew of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was deployed to carry out the medical evacuation.

«Today was a smooth case from all angles,» said Lt. Tyler Dewechet, the aircraft commander. «Despite some challenging conditions on scene, the vessel’s captain worked great with our crew to provide the best hoisting platform that aided in terrific execution.»

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a 37-year-old man from a commercial fishing vessel 80 miles west of Tampa, Feb. 3, 2022.
The man was taken to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard video.
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast.
Department of Homeland Security.

The Coast Guard encourages all mariners to have reliable forms of communication in the event of emergencies.

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