Coast Guard assists man experiencing cardiac symptoms

BOSTON – The Coast Guard assisted an 80-year old Jeff, N.H., native experiencing cardiac symptoms aboard a charter boat approximately 10 miles off the coast of Seabrook, N.H., Tuesday.

The crew of the Merrilee Ann III, a 90-foot charter boat homeported in Hampton, N.H., called Coast Guard Sector Northern New England at 11:20 a.m., requesting medical assistance for one of its passengers.

Coast Guard Station Merrimack River launched a 47-foot rescue boat and arrived on scene at 12:18 p.m.

The Coast Guard crew transported the man to Hampton, where they were met by an ambulance from Portsmouth N.H., which transported him to a local hospital.

“This is a good example of how two agencies work together to quickly assist someone in need of help,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Westbrook, the officer of the day at Station Merrimack River.

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