Woman suffers back injury after falling from research boat near Islamorada

Coast Guard called in for help

By Michelle Ganley - Graham Media Group
U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard helps a woman who injured her back after falling from a research boat.

KEY WEST, Fla. - The U.S. Coast Guard was called Sunday to help a 66-year-old woman who fell from a research boat about 2 miles south of Islamorada.

The woman suffered a back injury and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment.

She fell from the 26-foot vessel, Irgo, about 3:30 p.m.

A 33-foot boat operated by law enforcement officials arrived quickly and transferred the woman to waiting emergency medical services at Coast Guard Station Islamorada, according to a Coast Guard news release.

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