Coast Guard medevacs 60-year-old man from boat near Crisfield, Md.

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard medevaced a 60-year-old man Friday from a 17-foot boat in Little Annemessex River near Crisfield.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Command Center watchstanders at approximately 2 p.m., stating a boat was doing circles in the water with one person aboard unconscious.

Watchstanders from Sector Baltimore launched a 29- foot Response Boat – Small II crew from Coast Guard Station Crisfield to assist.

“When we arrived on scene, we used heaving lines to foul the boats props to get it to stop,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Holt, the coxswain aboard the RB-S II. “Petty Officer Joshua Kump boarded the vessel and began providing CPR. We transferred the man aboard and then to awaiting EMS at City Pier, conducting CPR along the way. In all the whole response took approximately 30 minutes”

The RB-S II crew transported the boater to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at City Pier in Crisfield.

Personnel from the Maryland Natural Resources Police responded to the scene and retrieved the boat.

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