BOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 49-year-old male Monday five miles southeast of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a radio transmission from a good Samaritan stating a man aboard a 20-foot commercial fishing boat was in and out of consciousness and in need of medical attention.
Both a 25-foot Response Boat crew and 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew launched from Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor. The 25-foot Response Boat crew located the fishing boat, took the ill man aboard the response boat, and transported hi to Boothbay Region Ambulance Service personnel who were waiting at Station Boothbay Harbor to take the man to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.
“It was very fortunate for the patient that a good Samaritan was in the area and could relay the man’s distress,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Kiener, an operations specialist at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s command center. “Without the assistance of the good Sam the patient may not have been able to call for help.”
The 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew towed the fishing boat safely to Carousel Marina in Boothbay Harbor.