Coast Guard medevacs woman from Cape May charter boat

Station Cape May 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

Station Cape May 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard medevaced an ill woman from a fishing charter today near Cape May.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified by the crew of the Cape May Lady that a passenger was experiencing seizures.

A nearby 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May overheard the broadcast for aid and diverted to the charter boat to assist.

The Coast Guard crew transferred the woman to their RB-M and brought her to shore where she was met by local EMS.

“The crew of this boat did the right thing by letting the Coast Guard know when the problem began,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen McIntire, a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. “Helping someone on the water can be complex, and the sooner we know about a medical condition, the faster we can get that person to the care they need.”

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