Coast Guard medevacs wounded lobsterman

60 Astoria BasketBOSTON — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod medically evacuated an injured 41-year-old lobsterman Tuesday 130 nautical miles east of Cape Cod.

At about 10:15 a.m., a crewmember aboard the lobster boat Eagle contacted watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District command center requesting assistance for a crewmember who had accidentally been impaled.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medevac and Air Station Cape Cod launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at about 11 a.m. The air crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man, and transported him to Cape Cod Hospital.

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