Coast Guard crew medevacs deer hunter near Pomona, N.J.

POMONA, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old man Saturday who was injured after falling from a tree stand in the woods eight miles south of the Atlantic City International Airport in Pomona, N.J., near Makepeace Lake.

Medevaced was Michael Pagano of Hammonton, N.J.

The Coast Guard received a call at 11 a.m. from a member of the Hamilton Township Police Department requesting assistance to transport an injured deer hunter who fell about 25-feet from his tree stand.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and hoisted Pagano aboard their helicopter.

The helicopter crew transported Pagano to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus in Atlantic City for treatment.

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