Coast Guard, Gloucester Fire Department medevac lobsterman off coast

47-Foot Motor LIfeboat file photo

Coast Guard Station Gloucester 47-Foot Motor LIfeboat file photo

BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with the Gloucester Fire Department medevaced a 78-year-old man from the lobster boat Sea Force One Tuesday after he suffered an injury to his leg 17 miles south of Gloucester.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received the call for help from the captain of the Sea Force One via radio at around 2:20 p.m.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Gloucester launched to assist and arrived on scene at around 3 p.m.

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Gloucester also responded with Gloucester Fire Department paramedics on board.

Once on scene, the crew passed the lobsterman to the 29-foot rescue boat, along with the paramedics. He was then brought to Station Gloucester where he was transferred to awaiting Emergency Medical Services at around 3:30 p.m.

The lobsterman was reported to be in stable condition at the time of the transfer.

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