Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue ill mariner near Boston Light

The Master of this undated photo of the fishing vessel Enterprise contacted Coast Guard watchstanders Tuesday, June 9, 2015 and reported they were en route to their homeport of New Bedford with a seriously ill crewman aboard. The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to the distress to transfer the crewmember to advanced medical care on shore. Stock photo of Fishing Vessel Enterprise.

Stock photo of Fishing Vessel Enterprise.

BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a medical emergency on a fishing boat Tuesday one mile east of Boston Light.

The master of the fishing vessel Enterprise contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston’s command center via VHF radio at about 6:30 p.m. reporting they were en route to their homeport of New Bedford when a crewman aboard became seriously ill.

A Coast Guard Station Point Allerton boat crew was patrolling nearby aboard a 29-foot Response Boat — Small and diverted to assist. Coast Guard Station Boston launched a rescue crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium.

Once on scene, a Station Point Allerton crewmember boarded the Enterprise, assessed the 61-year-old man’s condition, and remained aboard while the Station Boston boat crew escorted Enterprise to shore. On land, the Coast Guard transferred the man’s care to Massachusetts State Police and an advanced medical crew.

“The master of the Enterprise did exactly the right thing by calling for help and heading to shore,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Silva, a response coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Boston. “From there, the great coordination between the two Coast Guard stations, the state police, and local EMS ensured a quick and effective rescue.”

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