Coast Guard Station Annapolis medevacs man from ship

45-foot response boat medium
. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Seth Johnson

Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer Seth Johnson

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard medevaced a man reportedly suffering from a stroke aboard the Linda Dream, a 948-foot cargo vessel, Monday.

The ship’s agent contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 8:27 a.m. reporting that the crewmember was suffering from a stroke and needed medical attention.

Sector Baltimore watchstanders dispatched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md., with three Anne Arundel County EMS personnel aboard along with an Anne Arundel County Fire Department boatcrew to the scene.

The crewmember was transferred to the Coast Guard boat and transported to Station Annapolis where he was met by EMS and taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

“This is a good example of how well we work together with our port partners to ensure mariner safety,” said Wayne Lake, a search and rescue controller at Sector Baltimore. “We share a great responsibility out here on the water and working in tandem with our counties ensures cases like this end successfully.”

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