Coast Guard Airlifts Man With Heart Attack Symptoms

BOSTON – Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod airlifted a 50-year-old man who was experiencing heart attack symptoms aboard a New Bedford, Mass.,-based fishing vessel approximately 35 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., at about 2 p.m., today.

A crewmember aboard the 88-foot scallop vessel, Miss Amanda, contacted Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England on VHF marine radio to request medical assistance.

An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod launched, airlifted the man, and transported him to Hyannis Airport where EMS were waiting to take him to Cape Cod Hospital.

The man’s condition is unknown.

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