Coast Guard airlifts ill woman from fishing vessel

BOSTON – The Coast Guard hoisted a 30-year-old woman today from a lobster boat about 80 miles east of Nantucket after she experienced symptoms consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Coast Guard First District in Boston received the call via satellite phone from the 75-foot Timothy Michael at 5:30 a.m., that the woman needed medical care.

A helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod launched at 7:40 a.m., and arrived on scene and hoisted the woman aboard the helicopter at 8:45 a.m.

The helicopter landed at Hyannis Airport at 9:30 a.m., and transferred the patient to local paramedics.

A Falcon jet crew was diverted to the Timothy Michael’s position at 10:45 a.m., and radioed the crew and ensured no one else aboard the boat was experiencing similar symptoms.

Air Station Cape Cod counts this as their 9,603rd search and rescue case.

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