Coast Guard medevacs skipper from fishing boat 94 miles west of John’s Pass

fv-swordfish-medevacThe Coast Guard medevacked a 51-year-old man Thursday from a commercial fishing boat 94 miles west of John’s Pass. Rescued was Randall Lauser from Largo. At 10:40 a.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a crew member aboard the commercial fishing boat Swordfish. Lauser, the captain of the boat, suffered a hand injury and was in need of emergency medical assistance.  A flight surgeon was notified and recommended Lauser be medevacked. Link watch video here 08:37