Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 50 miles off Atlantic City

USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.

USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year old fisherman who was reportedly injured after falling from his bunk approximately 50-miles south east of Atlantic City, N.J.

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City launched an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew and hoisted the man aboard the helicopter at 6:34 p.m.

The rescue crew transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment.

“When a person becomes injured in the marine environment, rescues can be complex,” said Thomas Peck, watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. “If you suspect a person may need urgent care, like the crew of this fishing vessel did, call us right away so we can get your friend or loved one the care they need.”

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