PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Wednesday from a fishing vessel approximately 60 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received notification at about 5:20 p.m. from the crew aboard the fishing vessel Jeffrey Scott that a 57-year-old man was experiencing abdominal pain.
Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.
The man was hoisted at approximately 6:45 p.m. and transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City at 7:30 p.m. where he received further medical attention.
“This was a challenging hoist due to the amount of rigging on the boat, but when we got on scene the crew was prepared and extremely helpful,” said Lt. Kyle Burke, a pilot on the case. “They maintained great communications with us through their VHF radio and everything went very smoothly. I’m so glad we were able to help this man get to the medical attention he needed.”