MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Key West boat crew rescued an injured 70-year-old woman after she was ejected from her personal watercraft, Thursday, near Key West Harbor, in Key West, Florida.
The woman was returned to shore by the Key West rescue crew and transferred to awaiting emergency medical services for a possible leg injury.
A Sector Key West watchstander received notification via a phone call from a good Samaritan at approximately 2:30 p.m. reporting a woman was reportedly injured after she was ejected from her personal watercraft.
“It’s important to remember to always wear a life jacket while taking part in activities on the water,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Giordano, a coxswain at Coast Guard Station Key West. “Wearing proper protective gear could save your life.”
The weather at the time of the incident was 1-foot seas with 10 mph winds.
The Coast Guard reminds all recreational boaters, and those operating a personal watercraft or in a paddle raft of these important safety tips while enjoying activities on the water: wear a life jacket, take a boating safety class, carry all required safety gear, use your engine cut-off device, file a float plan, boat sober, and be considerate of others. It’s important to check the weather and water conditions before you get on the water
Coast Guard medevacs injured man from grounded vessel near Barnegat Light, N.J.
On another side, Coast Guard crewmembers medevaced a 62-year-old man with injuries to his ribs and arm from his 33-foot pleasure craft in Oyster Creek Channel near Barnegat Light, Saturday.
The injuries reportedly resulted from the vessel running aground.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial report through VHF Channel 16 from a grounded boater requesting medical attention.
A boat crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light was launched to assist and a Special Marine Information Broadcast was issued for the area.
After the patient was stabilized, the boat crew transited to Station Barnegat Light where awaiting EMS transported him to Jersey Shore Medical Center for additional treatment.