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Coast Guard crew members medevaced a master of a fishing vessel offshore Fort Myers

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 15:56:37-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Commercial fishing vessel members notified command center watchstanders that the master of the boat had been in pain for more than 12 hours.

The Coast Guard responded to the call about a man experiencing abdominal pains.

The fishing vessel was 104 miles offshore Fort Myers Beach.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man from vessel and transported to Tampa General Hospital.