Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 25 miles off Nantucket

File photo of a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 helicopter at Massachusetts General Hospital

File photo of a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 helicopter at Massachusetts General Hospital

BOSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a seriously injured fisherman Saturday from a boat 25 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

A man aboard the fishing vessel Hera contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Saturday evening and reported another crewman suffered a head laceration, and was in immediate need of professional medical care.

A helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod deployed to medevac the man, and flew him to Massachusetts General Hospital where his care was transferred to medical personnel.

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