Coast Guard assists injured man in Ocean City, Md.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., local emergency medical personnel, and friends carry an injured man from the north end of Assateague Island National Seashore to a Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water Saturday, April 30, 2016, for transport to Atlantic General Hospital. The SPC-SW crew was on patrol when friends of the injured man stopped the crew to state their friend had suffered a broken leg, was stranded, and in need of assistance. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Wood

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., local emergency medical personnel, and friends carry an injured man to a Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Wood

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted a man Saturday who was injured in a personal watercraft accident near Ocean City

A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City was on patrol when friends of the injured man flagged the crew for assistance.

The man was sustained a leg injury and displayed signs of hypothermia.

“After realizing EMS transport from the island would be impractical and time consuming, I decided to intentionally ground our vessel on the northern side of the island and sent two crewmen to assist the victim and to transport him back [to our boat] to be taken to our station where EMS were waiting for him,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Sumski, the coxswain aboard the SPC-SW.

Awaiting EMS personnel transported the man to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

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