BOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman approximately 60 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., Monday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified at approximately 8 p.m. Monday from the fishing vessel Capt. Bligh reporting that a 25-year-old crewmember had become ill and was unable to communicate.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., rescue helicopter crew immediately launched and safely hoisted the fisherman at approximately 11 p.m.
He was taken to Hyannis Airport, in Hyannis, Mass., and transferred to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
As America’s maritime first responder, the Coast Guard frequently conducts maritime medical evacuations. In an average year, the Coast Guard conducts more than 20 medical evacuations in the Northeast.