Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod medevacs man east of Cape Cod

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON — Rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, medically evacuated a man 105 miles east of Cape Cod, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received notification at 8:30 a.m. that a crewmember from the fishing vessel Green Acres was suffering from abdominal pain, vomiting, and symptoms consistent with internal bleeding.

The Sector Command Center held a conference call with the flight surgeon who recommended a medical evacuation by helicopter.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrived on scene and safely hoisted the man at 10:30 a.m. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft was on scene for support.

“An hour later he was safely at Hyannis Hospital,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Joaquin Alayola, the search and rescue coordinator at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston. “Our thoughts are with him, and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

The Coast Guard in the Northeast performs more than 2,500 search and rescue cases each year, protecting more than 2,000 miles of shoreline.

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