Coast Guard medevacs 47-year-old man near Manasquan Inlet, NJ

5th Coast Guard District NewsMANASQUAN INLET, N.J. ─ The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man from a 75-foot clamming vessel approximately 6 miles east of here Wednesday.

Medevaced was Joe Montgomery.

A crewmember from the clamming vessel Enterprise, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 5:30 a.m. via VHF-FM radio reporting Montgomery was struck in the head by a dislodged pipe.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet arrived on scene and determined the crew was unable to transfer Montgomery onto the MLB due to his condition. Two Coast Guard emergency medical technicians went aboard the Enterprise while the MLB crew escorted them back to Point Pleasant Packing Inc., in Point Pleasant beach, where his care was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

“This situation was the result of an unexpected equipment failure,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Courtney, a crewmember from the station. “The Coast Guard reminds all mariners, professional or recreational, to be prepared for accidents at all times and to maintain appropriate medical supplies in case of an emergency.”

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