Coast Guard medevacs crewman from New Bedford fishing vessel east of Cape Cod

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 46-year-old man from a New Bedford, Mass., fishing vessel 98 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., Monday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a call at 3 a.m., Monday from the 98-foot fishing vessel Osprey requesting assistance for the crewman who suffered a facial injury after being hit with the vessel’s gear.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man from the Osprey and transported him to Boston Logan International Airport where they were met by an ambulance.

The ambulance took him to Boston Medical Center.

“Originally it wasn’t recommended to medevac the crewman because his injuries didn’t seem to be severe, said Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Page, the operations unit controller for the 1st Coast Guard District. “However, when the man’s condition began to deteriorate, we decided it would be best to get him to advanced medical care for treatment.”

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  1. Laurie Lovasco says:

    Re: injury to 46 year old man on the osprey that got hit. It should have only taken 20 minutes, not 4 HOURS to reach the boat!

  2. cgnews says:

    Not sure where you got the 4 hour figure since there isn’t anything in the story that says that. It does say that “Originally it wasn’t recommended to medevac the crewman” so that would have caused a delay.,

  3. Christine says:

    It did take 4 hours, my husband works on the boat! I know the story and he should have been picked up when they called! Thank you to the crew of the Osprey, they are a great bunch of guys who sat with him while waiting and waiting..