Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Barnegat Light, NJ

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard NewsATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman suffering from a heart attack on a commercial fishing vessel near Barnegat Light, N.J., Friday.

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received notification around 2:30 p.m. from the fishing vessel Captain Cecil stating one of its crewmembers was in need of medical attention.

A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched and medevaced the 59-year-old man to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus.

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