Coast Guard airlifts injured fisherman 50 miles east of Gloucester

Petty Officer 2nd Class Clinton Laramore, an aviation maintenance technician, helps a fisherman from the fishing boat Orion up into the Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod rescue helicopter, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. The fishing boat crew was about 50 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts, when the 37-year-old man's glove became caught in a winch and he suffered a severe hand injury requiring immediate medical attention. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Clinton Laramore helps a fisherman from the fishing boat Orion up into the Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod rescue helicopter, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.  Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi.

BOSTON — An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod medevaced a 37-year-old man from the fishing boat Orion Tuesday after he suffered a severe hand injury while about 50 miles east of Gloucester.

Another Orion fisherman used a VHF radio to hail for help and report the man’s glove caught on a line going into a winch, and he suffered a severe hand injury. The helicopter crew diverted from a search and rescue training event in Boston Harbor to help the injured man.

After hoisting the man from the fishing boat onto the helicopter, he was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital where his care was transferred to awaiting medical personnel.

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