Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel south of Long Island

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 helicopter at Massachusetts General HospitalNEW YORK – Coast Guard crews medevaced a man from a fishing vessel 30-miles south of Shinnecock Inlet, New York, Monday evening.

Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot patrol boat, were notified around 8:00 p.m., that a 34-year old man aboard the nearby fishing vessel Cameron Scott, had suffered a head injury after he was struck with a heavy cable earlier in the day.

The Shrike launched their cutter smallboat with two Coast Guard EMS-trained personnel aboard. They arrived on scene at approximately 8:30 p.m., and boarded the Cameron Scott to render assistance.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound also launched a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist.

At approximately 10:00 p.m., the aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the injured man, and transported him to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for further care.

The mans current medical condition is unknown.

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