1st District Northeast Public Affairs
January 13, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard
Contact: 1st District Public Affairs
Office: (617) 223-8515
Coast Guard MEDEVACs fisherman 60 miles east of Chatham, Mass. (video available)
BOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman 60 miles east of Chatham, Mass., at approximately 7 a.m., Monday.
At approximately 3:15 a.m. Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report from the crew of the fishing vessel Bulldog, homeported in New Bedford, Mass., that a 51-year-old crewmember had partially severed a finger while conducting a repair of the vessel and was requesting assistance. The crewmember was reportedly repairing a steering mechanism when he was injured, and the Bulldog was adrift.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched, arrived on scene and safely hoisted the fisherman at 7 a.m.. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston at approximately 8:45 a.m.
His condition is unknown.
The Bulldog crew was able to complete steering repairs and is currently enroute to New Bedford.
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