Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman south of Jonesport

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman 12 miles south of Jonesport, Maine at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a 911 relay at 9:25 a.m. from the 41-foot fishing vessel Sandy Rose, homeported in Beals Island, Maine, reporting that a 47-year old crewmember had severely injured his hand while hauling gear and was requesting assistance.

A Coast Guard Station Jonesport, Maine, 25-foot response boat crew immediately launched and safely transferred the fisherman to waiting EMS at Station Jonesport.

He was taken to Bangor Eastern Maine Medical Center.

“Communication between the command center and station was quick and successful,” said Chief Petty Officer Rob Childress, the command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England. “Having proper radio equipment helped the distressed fishermen reach us so we could arrive on scene as quickly as possible.”

Coast Guard crews work closely with the commercial fishing fleet, not only to enforce federal fishing regulations, but to ensure the safety of men and women that opperate in the near-shore and off-shore environment.

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