Coast Guard crew medevacs 1 near Manasquan, N.J.

MANASQUAN, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man who had a severe arm injury aboard a 77-foot fishing boat 20 miles east of Manasquan Inlet, N.J., Monday.

The Coast Guard received a call at 9:05 a.m. from a crew member aboard the Miss Planters reporting the captain had a severe arm laceration and possibly a broken arm.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet arrived on scene and transferred the man aboard their boat.

A relief captain was transported to the fishing boat by the rescue boat crew and brought aboard to pilot the boat back into port.

The rescue boat crew transported the man to the station and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

The man was transported to Ocean Medical Center in Brick, N.J., for treatment.

“The crew of the fishing boat performed first aid on the captain before we got out there,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Labriola, a member of Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet. “Everything that we were going to do regarding first aid had already been completed by the crew.”

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