Coast Guard kept busy with medevacs, flares and a disabled boat

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Coast Guard units in New Jersey are being kept busy today with various cases, including three medevacs, a flare sighting and a disabled boat.

Medevac #1:

* Brian Holoman, 30, fell approximately 10 feet into a fishing hold while aboard the 90-foot fishing boat Janice Lanelle
* Incident occurred about 33 miles east of Atlantic City
* HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City is responding
* Holoman is being flown to the trauma center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center here

Medevac #2:

* 60-year-old male was unconscious and unresponsive about 31 miles east-southeast of Ocean City, Md., while aboard the sport fishing boat Blue Collar Man
* A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City and an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City responded
* Patient was flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., at about 9 a.m. today

Flare sighting:

* Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., received a report of three yellow flares off Holgate, N.J.
* A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light and an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City are searching
* Anyone with any further information on this flare sighting is encouraged to contact their nearest Coast Guard unit

Disabled boat:

* The Coast Guard Cutter Mako, homeported in Cape May, is en route to the 74-foot fishing boat Tridan 1 after the fishing boat’s engine failed about 32 miles east of Cape May
* The Coast Guard lost radio communications with the fishing boat

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