PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Coast Guard rescued a 54-year-old man who was suffering
from medical issues while aboard a 655-foot freight ship approximately 150
miles southwest of Tampa on Wednesday.
The man reportedly suffered a seizure while traveling to Brazil.
A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air
Station Clearwater was dispatched to retrieve the man and take him to Tampa General Hospital.
"The mission was
well-executed," said Petty Officer 1st Emily Shea, search and
rescue coordinator at the sector. "It was a great example of a joint
effort from multiple parties to effectively ensure the master of the vessel was
able to get safely to emergency care."