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Coast Guard medevacs 48-year-old fisherman

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 48-year-old fisherman Sept. 19 from a commercial fishing vessel at approximately 90 miles southeast of Cape Elizabeth in Maine.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a call via marine-band VHF channel 16 from the 44-foot fishing vessel Rachel T, home-ported in Portland, Maine, reporting that the vessel's captain was suffering from severe abdominal pain and vomiting. A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (Mass.) MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew immediately launched, and once on scene the crew safely hoisted the man. He was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

Click here for a Coast Guard video of the rescue.