BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Tuesday requiring medical assistance aboard a boat 62 miles east of Ocean City.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven, Connecticut, received a call on VHF marine radio channel 16 Tuesday at approximately 8 a.m. from the 96-foot commercial fishing vessel Hannah Boden stating a 23-year-old male aboard lacerated his hand while fishing.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, arrived on scene and medevaced the injured man to Ocean City Municipal Airport. EMS personnel evaluated the boater and recommended a Maryland State helicopter crew transport the man to Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where he is receiving further medical care.
“This case was a great example of the coordinated efforts of several major commands,” said Lt. Erika Elfguinn, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore’s command center. “The initial call went to Sector Long Island Sound and was then relayed through the 5th District Command Center to us in Baltimore. We worked with the aircrew from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, who did a great job of arriving on scene and medevacing the injured man to provide him medical attention as quickly as possible.”