Coast Guard Airlifts Man with Crushed Hand

Boston, MA – A 29-year-old fisherman was hoisted Tuesday night from a lobster boat he was working on 90 miles south of Point Judith, R.I., after his hands were crushed.

The crew of the Mister Marco, a 74 foot boat from Point Judith, called the Coast Guard, 8:03 p.m., and stated that Henry Benitec was injured and needed medical assistance.

Benitec was taken off the Mister Marco, 10:45 p.m., by an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass.

He was flown to Stony Brook Trauma Center on Long Island, arrived at 11:07 p.m., and was treated for six broken fingers.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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