Injured sailor hoisted off boat in Nantucket Sound

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The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 57-year-old male Tuesday six miles south of Hyannis, Mass.

Shortly after 10 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a radio transmission from sailing vessel Dark & Stormy III stating that one of their crewmembers had been struck in the head with the vessel's boom and they were requesting assistance.

"The master of the Dark & Stormy III was extremely professional in providing first aid to the injured crewmember before Coast Guard personnel arrived on-scene", said Petty Officer 1st Class Andy Case. "Station Woods Hole responded quickly and was able to transfer the patient to local EMS in just over an hour from the initial call."