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Mishaps and Rescues New England/Long Island November 2010

Ill man airlifted

Gloucester, Mass.

Coast Guard crews airlifted a 51-year-old man from a charter fishing boat 18 miles east of Gloucester, Mass.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a report of a man experiencing heart-attack symptoms while fishing on the vessel Yankee Clipper.

A Station Gloucester 47-foot motor lifeboat crew transferred Gloucester Fire Department emergency medical service crews to the fishing vessel to aid the man. He was hoisted to an HH-60 Jayhawk Rescue Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod shortly after.

The rescue helicopter crew transported the man to emergency medical services at Massachusetts General Hospital and he was listed in stable condition. (Sept. 5)

One medevaced from vessel

Chesapeake Bay, Md.

The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old male from a fishing vessel near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

The Coast Guard received a call at 8:45 a.m. from the fishing vessel Kimberly reporting that a crewmember was complaining of severe chest pain.

Rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and Coast Guard Station Little Creek were dispatched to assist.

The rescue boat crew from Station Little Creek transported the man to the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek where emergency medical services personnel were waiting to transfer him to Sentara Leigh Hospital. (Sept. 13) n

Man airlifted off vessel

Nantucket, Mass.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod rescue crew airlifted a man possibly suffering from appendicitis  from the motor vessel SCF Polar, which was located 66 miles south of Nantucket, Mass.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern watchstanders received a report of a man experiencing symptoms of appendicitis aboard the SCF Polar at 2:50 a.m.

The rescue helicopter crew transported the man to Hyannis airport where local EMS took him to Cape Cod hospital at 7:57 a.m. (Sept. 9)

This article originally appeared in the November 2010 issue.