CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — The U.S. Coast Guard helped a boater to safety after he suffered a medical emergency dozens of miles off the Pinellas County coast.
On Wednesday, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Jayhawk aircrew was dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico, about 80 miles west of Johns Pass, where a boater requested assistance.
Video provided by the Coast Guard showed the crew loading the boater into a basket and lifting him up into the helicopter. In a Twitter post, the Coast Guard said the man was suffering from chest pains.
The crew flew the man to Tampa General Hospital for further treatment.