DEC. 19 — A Discovery Channel cameraman found out this month that he’s probably not cut out for a life at sea. He was airlifted from a fishing vessel off Massachusetts after experiencing two days of severe seasickness.
The cameraman, who is 36, was shooting footage for a documentary called “Lobsterman: Jeopardy at Sea,” the Boston Globe newspaper reports. The man was hoisted aboard a Coast Guard helicopter about 160 miles east of Nantucket and taken to an area hospital, the agency says. He was listed in stable condition.
The television show was being filmed aboard the 77-foot fishing vessel, Direction, according to the news report. Winds were between 15 and 20 knots, and seas were 4 to 6 feet when the cameraman was rescued.
“Seasickness certainly varies from case to case,” a Coast Guard spokesperson says in the news report.
— Jason Fell