A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a 60-year-old male passenger aboard a fishing vessel 57 miles west of Gordon Pass ne

U.S Coast Guard In Florida Airlifts 60-Year-Old Man To The Hospital From Gulf Waters

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted a 60-year-old male passenger aboard the fishing vessel American Patriot 57 miles west of Gordon┬áPass near Naples on Friday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the patient, and his two adult sons, and transferred them to Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers in stable condition, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

At approximately 8 p.m., a crewmember called in via marine radio channel 16 to Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders that the man was having difficulty breathing. 

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

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