Coast Guard airlifts ailing fisherman

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – A Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted a 56-year-old fisherman who was suffering from abdominal pain aboard a fishing vessel approximately 95 miles east of Chatham, Mass., today.

The Coast Guard First District Command Center in Boston received a call around 9 a.m., from the Rescue Coordination Center in Halifax, Canada, reporting the Blue Sea II, based in New Bedford, Mass., had a fisherman aboard in need of medical attention.

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., launched an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and arrived on scene around 11 a.m. The Jayhawk crew airlifted the man from the vessel and transported him to a Hyannis, Mass., hospital.

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