KEY WEST

Coast Guard medically evacuates 62-year-old

 

A 62-year-old man was medically evacuated from a diving vessel by a Coast Guard rescue crew Saturday in the vicinity of Key West.

Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report that a crewmember aboard the diving vessel Dare suffered a severe hand injury and needed urgent medical attention.

Sector Key West issued a urgent marine information broadcast and launched a rescue boat crew from station Key West to the scene.

The man was picked up from the dive vessel by the rescue crew and taken to Coast Guard Station Key West where he was transferred to local paramedics.

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