Coast Guard medevacs ill woman from sailboat near Cape Cod

Coast Guard Station Woods Hole 45-foot response boat-medium crew pulls up to the station pier on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The crew medevaced a sick woman from a sailboat and brought her to awaiting Emergency Medical Services. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman John Bowne.)

Coast Guard Station Woods Hole 45-foot response boat-medium crew pulls up to the station pier on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman John Bowne.)

BOSTON — The Coast Guard  medevaced a sick woman from a sailboat Monday near Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts.

At about 7 p.m., the woman’s husband called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England reporting that his wife was suffering abdominal pains and needed assistance.

A 45-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole launched at about 7:20 p.m. They arrived at the 46-foot sailboat and transferred the woman aboard.

The boat crew transported her back to Woods Hole where Falmouth Emergency Medical Services were standing by to take her to the hospital.

The woman is reported to be in stable condition.

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