Coast Guard medevacs fisherman after dogfish bite off Gloucester

29 MayportBOSTON — A Coast Guard rescue crew medevaced a fisherman Tuesday morning after he was bitten on the arm by a dogfish 16 miles east of Cape Ann.

At about 10 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston’s command center received a VHF-16 radio call from the captain of the 26-foot fishing boat Miss Molly reporting he had been bitten by a dogfish while fishing alone.

A 29-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Gloucester, along with two Gloucester Fire Department emergency medical services personnel, launched to assist and arrived on scene at 10:45 a.m.

After arriving on scene the crew took the patient aboard their boat where he was given medical treatment. He was then transported back to Station Gloucester and passed to an awaiting ambulance at around 11:15 a.m.

The patient was reported to be in stable condition and was expected to be transported to Cape Ann Medical Center for further treatment.

Two Coast Guard crewmembers brought Miss Molly safely back to the state pier in Gloucester.


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