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USCG medevaced man after he was injured in speargun incident

On Thursday, April 6, 2023, USCG Air Station Clearwater and a Station Sand Key rescue crew responded to a distress call in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident occurred at approximately 4 p.m., about 20 miles off John’s Pass.

They made contact with a man that was critically injured after being shot with spear gun.

Video courtesy of the US Coast Guard

The man was transported by a USCG helicopter to Tampa General Hospital with critical injuries.

The investigation continues.

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