NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Jones Beach crewmembers assisted in medically evacuating a mariner from a fishing vessel near Jones Inlet, today.
At approximately 11 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watchstanders were contacted by the fishing vessel Enterprise on Channel 16 VHF with an injured crewmember aboard requesting to be evacuated from vessel.
The 75-foot clam dredge, homeported in Cape May, New Jersey, reported a 22-year-old man injured after falling off deck gear and sustaining lacerations to the face with possible head trauma.
The vessel was approximately seven miles south of Fire Island inlet making its way toward Jones Inlet.
Sector Long Island Sound launched Coast Guard Station Jones Beach crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat, with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) aboard to help assess the situation.
The Town of Oyster Bay marine constables responded to the VHF communications and also had an EMT aboard their vessel.
The man was evaluated by EMTs and deemed fit to effectively be transferred from the fishing vessel to the Coast Guard small boat.
Coast Guard transported him to Station Jones Beach, where an Emergency Medical Service was standing by. He was then transported by Nassau helicopter to Nassau Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.