Coast Guard Medevacs Laker Crewman

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Coast Guard Station Marblehead medically evacuated a 54-year-old crewman from the motor vessel David Z today approximately five nautical miles offshore of Sandusky.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat (MLB) crew transported the man, who went into cadiac arrest, to Emergency Medical Services at the station dock shoreside.

The captain of the 635-foot laker notified Station Marblehead on channel 16, the international distress signal monitored 24 hours, seven days a week via marine band radio.

The condition of the man is currently unknown.

For further inquiries, contact the Ninth Coast Gua

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  1. Mark Schwiebert says:

    I plan on fishing in the bay behind Fort Firelands resort this summer.
    My question is;
    Do i need the additional safty equipment required on lake erie?
    Lights ,flare gun ,etc.
    I have the needed PFD’s ,and only do daylight fishing.
    Thanks ; Mark