Coast Guard medevac’s cremember from sailing vessel off Nantucket

NANTUCKET, Mass. – The Coast Guard is conducting a medevac of a crewman from the sailing vessel Bombardino about 140 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., June 29, 2010.

The Coast Guard was notified via satellite phone at about 6:35 a.m., that the crewmember had suffered injuries to the face after he was struck by the main boom.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England has set up a communication schedule with the Bambardino on VHF-FM channel 16 and will check in with the vessel every 15 minutes. The Coast Guard rescue helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod plans to take the crewmember to Massachusetts General Hospital.

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