Fisherman medevaced from boat 135 miles offshore

BOSTON — The Coast Guard airlifted a 51-year-old man experiencing heart-attack symptoms from a fishing boat 135 miles east of Provincetown, Mass. today.

The crewman fell overboard from the 83-foot scallop vessel, Gaston, as he was pulling up a dredge, and was immediately brought back on board, but began experiencing chest pains and tingling on the left side of his body.

At 10 a.m., he was transferred to the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, in the area for a routine patrol.

A Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass, airlifted the man from the deck of the Escanaba and is en route to Cape Cod Hospital.

The crewman is reported to be in stable condition on the helicopter. His name is not being released.

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