Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 35 miles off Shinnecock, N.Y.

Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter

USCG file photo

NEW YORK-The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember aboard a fishing boat approximately 35 miles off Shinnecock, N.Y., at around 6 p.m., Nov. 22, 2010.

The fisherman, a crewmember aboard the Monomoy,a 90-foot fishing vessel based out of New Bedford, Mass., complained of breathing difficulty at around 4 p.m., today.

Search and rescue coordinators from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound arranged for a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to transfer the individual to a medical facility on Long Island.

The rescue helicopter arrived shortly after. The rescue diver aboard the helicopter was lowered by winch onto the Monomoy and placed the ailing crewmember into a winch controlled rescue basket, which was raised into the helicopter. The fisherman was flown to awaiting local EMS and was then transported to a hospital on Long Island, N.Y.

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