Coast Guard medevacs sick woman from Elizabeth Islands

BOSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman via rescue boat from Cuttyhunk Island Thursday after she became ill.

Gosnold Police Department called Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders at about 9 p.m., reporting a 50-year old woman was suffering from weakness and loss of feeling in her extremities.

Coast Guard Station Menemsha launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew. They arrived at Cuttyhunk Island and transferred the woman safely to New Bedford. There, they were met by Emergency Medical Services who took the patient to St. Luke’s Hospital for further evaluation.

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