Coast Guard Medevac's Man Off Cargo Ship 35 Miles West Of Tampa Bay

posted by John Conrad - 

Tampa,Fla.(970 WFLA) -The Coast Guard medevaced a 22-year-old man from a cargo ship 35 miles west of Tampa Bay, Tuesday.   Medevaced was Shuklendra Singh, 22, from India. 

At 4:52 a.m. Sector St. Petersburg watch-standers received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a crew member aboard a 614-foot cargo ship, the Bahama Spirit, from Vanuatu.  The crew member reported Singh suffered from a seizure and needed emergency assistance.

A flight surgeon from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater recommended Singh be medevaced.

An Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched, and medevaced Singh to Tampa General Hospital.

Video Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

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