1st District Northeast Public Affairs
January 10, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard
Contact: 1st Coast Guard District
Office: (617) 223-8515
Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 100 miles southeast of Nantucket (Video available)
BOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman approximately 100 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., Wednesday at approximately 6 p.m.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified at approximately 3:50 p.m. Wednesday from the 88-foot trawling vessel Sao Paulo reporting that a 30-year-old crewmember was suffering from severe stomach and back pains.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., rescue helicopter crew immediately launched and safely hoisted the fisherman at approximately 6 p.m.
He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass.
As America's maritime first responder, the Coast Guard frequently conducts maritime medical evacuations. In an average year, the Coast Guard conducts more than 20 medical evacuations in the Northeast.
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