Coast Guard medevacs two fishermen, during separate rescues off NJ coast

5th Coast Guard District NewsATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced two fisherman, during separate rescues, from fishing vessels that were both about 30 miles off the New Jersey coast Saturday morning.

In the first rescue, a crewmember from the 105-foot fishing vessel Friendship hailed watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Pa., at approximately 2 a.m. stating they were east of Atlantic City, and a 47-year-old man was ill and needed medical attention.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City arrived on scene, helped the man aboard and transported him to shore and awaiting medical personnel. He was transferred to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.

In the second rescue, a crewmember from the 78-foot fishing vessel Bald Eagle II, which was east of Manasquan Inlet, N.J., called watchstanders at approximately 4:50 a.m. stating a 32-year-old man aboard the Bald Eagle II tangled his arm in a net, suffered injuries and was in need of assistance.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City launched to assist the man. Once on scene, Dolphin crewmembers hoisted the man into the helicopter and transported him to JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., where he was transferred to awaiting medical personnel.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet and the corpsman aboard the nearby Coast Guard Cutter Willow, homeported in Newport, R.I., also assisted in the second rescue.

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