On 25 September 2018 at 2000 UTC (1600 EDT) an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was detected at 27 54.9N 83 54.6W, 55 NM west of Clearwater, FL. It was activated when a person on board the sailing vessel APOGEE experienced a medical emergency. Coast Guard District 7 received the alert and launched a helicopter. Sector St. Petersburg issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and diverted Coast Guard Cutter PELICAN to the location. The assets arrived on scene and the helicopter transported the individual to a hospital in Tampa, FL for treatment.
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