Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 50-miles off Atlantic City, N.J.

Coast Guard crewmembers transport a man in need of medical attention from a Coast Guard helicopter to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center staff in Atlantic City, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Lt. Kyle Burke)

Coast Guard crewmembers transport a man in need of medical attention from a Coast Guard helicopter to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center staff in Atlantic City, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Lt. Kyle Burke)

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman who was reportedly suffering stroke-like symptoms approximately 50-miles off the coast of New Jersey, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified that a fisherman aboard the 90-foot scallop boat Frank & Maria needed medical attention.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was dispatched from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and arrived on-scene and hoisted the man at approximately 8:40 a.m.

Coast Guard rescuers brought the man to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center for medical attention.

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