Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from tug boat near Brooklyn

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 52-year-old crewmember from a tug boat near Brooklyn, N.Y., at 4 p.m. today.

The crewmember later died at Staten Island University Hospital. The official cause of death is unknown at this time.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station New York responded to a report of a crewmember unconscious on the tug boat Marlin.

“When the crew arrived, they found the man unconscious and not breathing,” said Lt. j.g. Timothy McDonald, Coast Guard Sector New York’s command duty officer. “The boat crew performed CPR and used a defibrillator on the man while he was transported to waiting emergency medical personnel at Station New York. Unfortunately he was still unresponsive when they arrived at the station. Our deepest condolences are extended to his family.”

The New York City Police Department is conducting next-of-kin notification.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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