Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 62 miles east of Cape May, NJ

65 Atlantic City hoistPHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old fisherman Friday after the man suffered a leg injury 62 miles east of Cape May.

A crew member from the fishing vessel Stacy Lee called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia at approximately 12:45 a.m. to request assistance.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived on scene and hoisted the man at approximately 2:40 a.m.

The helicopter crew transferred the man to EMS personnel at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“The crew of the fishing boat did a good job administrating first aid to the survivor,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Joe Foss, the rescue swimmer on the case. “The boat was rocking forward and aft in the large seas, so we had to be careful not to hit the antennas as we performed the hoists. All of our training definitely made this a successful rescue.”

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