Coast Guard crew medevacs 1 near Manasquan, N.J.

MANASQUAN, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued a 53-year-old male Tuesday aboard a 65-foot fishing boat five miles off the coast of Manasqaun, N.J.

Rescued was Billy Melgrum.

The Coast Guard received a call at 10:28 a.m from a crew member aboard the Lydia J stating Melgrum injured his leg aboard the boat and needed medical assistance.

A New Jersey State Police rescue boat crew arrived on scene and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, N.J., arrived on scene and transferred the man from the New Jersey State Police boat to their boat.

The Coast Guard rescue boat crew is en route to awaiting emergency medical personnel where Melgrum will be taken to Brick Memorial Hospital in Brick, N.J.

“The New Jersey State Police only had one trooper aboard, and he was giving the man CPR,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Casey, a crew member stationed at Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, N.J. “With the quick response of our crews, we were able to get out there and assist.”

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