Coast Guard aircrew enroute to assist fisherman

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew is en route to rescue a fisherman today who is ill aboard a 79-foot fishing boat 40 miles east off the coast of Cape May, N.J.

Being medevaced is Thomas Bowers, 46-years old.

The Coast Guard received a call at 8:16 a.m. from a crewman aboard the Catalina II requesting a medevac for Bowers.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., will be on scene shortly to hoist the patient and take him to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center trauma division for treatment.

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