Coast Guard medevaced man from boat off Ocean City, Md.

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard medevaced a 41-year-old man Tuesday from a fishing boat approximately 45 miles off Ocean City.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a request for the medevac from a crewmember aboard the boat at approximately 3:30 p.m. stating the crewmember was having trouble breathing.

Sector Baltimore requested an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived at 5:30 p.m., and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Air Station Atlantic City because of weather.

“We encourage boaters to check the weather forecast before going out,” said Brad Stickles, a search and rescue coordinator at the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Command Center. “The best way to survive a storm is by not going out to begin with. Fortunately, a break in the passing storms made it possible for a safe hoist operation.”

The man’s condition remained stable throughout the transit.

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