Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Martha’s Vineyard

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass, MH-60 helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.

USCG File Photo

BOSTON ­— A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crew medevaced an injured fisherman Saturday afternoon from Muskeget Channel between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

At around 1:30 p.m. the 75-foot fishing vessel Perception notified Coast Guard watchstanders that a crewmember had fallen and sustained injuries and was in need of medical attention.

An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter was already in the air and diverted to assist.

The aircrew arrived on scene and hoisted the fisherman off Perception at around 2:15 p.m.

They then flew to Hyannis Airport and transferred the patient to awaiting Emergency Medical Services personnel at around 2:45 p.m.

The fisherman was then brought to Cape Cod Hospital for further care.

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