Coast Guard transfers injured man from Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire

The 47-foot boat crew from Station Portsmouth Harbor assists the injured man off their boat to awaiting Emergency Medical Services on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The man injured his hand on his sailboat at Star Island, New Hampshire and was transported to the hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Keegan)

The 47-foot boat crew from Station Portsmouth Harbor assists the injured man off their boat to awaiting Emergency Medical Services on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Keegan)

BOSTON — The Coast Guard transferred a 70-year old injured man Wednesday from Star Island, New Hampshire after he suffered a hand injury while on his sailboat.

At about 5:07 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor took the initial call from Rockingham County dispatch who requested the transport.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., the 47-foot response boat crew launched and arrived at the Star Island pier where the medic was waiting with the patient.

The boat crew assisted the man aboard and rushed him back to the station where local Emergency Medical Services was waiting to take him to the hospital for further care.

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