Coast Guard Medevacs Sick Boater off Ocean City

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old male who became ill and unconscious while boating approximately 45 miles east of Ocean City, Md. today.

The name of the patient is unknown.

An HH-65 rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene at approximately 9:14 a.m. to medevac the man from the 29-foot boat Josie Ann. The patient was hoisted on board and flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

The Instigator, a Good Samaritan charter fishing vessel, provided oxygen to the patient prior to the Coast Guard’s arrival.

The man is listed in stable condition.

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