US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Islamorada

18Mar - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

KEY WEST, FL (STL.News) – The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old woman who sustained a back injury after falling aboard the 26-foot research vessel, Irgo, Sunday approximately two miles south of Islamorada.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a medevac request via VHF radio channel 16 from the Irgo crew at approximately 3:30 p.m. and diverted a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boat-crew who arrived on scene and transferred the woman to awaiting emergency medical services at Station Islamorada.

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