DESTIN, FL (WKRG) — in a press release late Saturday, the Coast Guard says:
The Coast Guard assisted a woman who was reportedly going in and out of consciousness 14 miles southwest of Destin Harbor, Florida, Saturday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 6:30 p.m. of a 73-year-old woman aboard a fishing vessel going in and out of consciousness.
Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Destin with three EMTs aboard to assist the woman.
The boatcrew arrived on scene at 7:09 p.m. and transferred the EMTs to the fishing vessel and escorted the vessel to Station Destin.
The woman was taken by ambulance from the station to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.