Coast Guard Medevacs Sailor With Chest Pains

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A fisherman was medevaced this afternoon by the Coast Guard after crewmembers reported that he was suffering from chest pains.

Using a satellite phone, crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel Persistance, a 128-foot commercial fishing vessel homeported in Boston, Mass., notified the Coast Guard that fellow crewmember, Paul Stone, 46, was suffering from chest pains. A rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City was launched and met with the Persistance 78 nautical miles southeast of Cape May, N.J. Stone was hoisted into the helicopter and flown to Atlantic City Medical Center in Pomona, N.J., where he was released to awaiting emergency personnel.

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