Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuate 47-year old male

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard NewsBOSTON — A Coast Guard rescue crew medically evacuated a 47-year-old man from a fishing trawler approximately 40 miles east of Chatham, Mass., at 10:45 p.m., Saturday.

Watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from the 75-foot trawler Destiny at 6:33 p.m. Saturday, requesting assistance for a male suffering from heart attack-like symptoms.

The Destiny was directed to meet a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham, Mass., near Chatham Harbor.

Due to weather conditions, Station Chatham was unable to conduct a shipboard medevac and a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched to complete the medevac.

The MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew transferred the 47-year-old man to awaiting Emergency Medical Services for further transfer to Hyannis Hospital.

“When conducting a medevac the patient’s well-being is of the upmost importance,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Caron, an operation unit controller at Sector Southeastern New England Command Center.

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