Published: Jun 05, 2014 4:55 PM EDT

CORTEZ, Fla.- A 59-year-old man was rescued by a Coast Guard crew Thursday 40 miles west of Cortez after he resurfaced from a 150-foot dive showing signs of decompression sickness.

A person aboard a 25-foot boat contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector St. Petersburg, reporting Michael Reichard took a single dive to 150-feet and then resurfaced after running out of air.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater arrived on scene and hoisted Reichard aboard the helicopter and transported him to Gulf Coast Medical Center, where he was transferred to emergency medical personnel.