Coast Guard medevacs diver near Shark River, NJ

5th Coast Guard District News
SHARK RIVER, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man after he collapsed aboard a recreational boat following a dive 15 nautical miles east of here Sunday.

The Coast Guard received a call at 10:52 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the Old Salty, homeported in Shark River, N.J., reporting the man collapsed after completing a dive and CPR and oxygen were being administered.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, N.J., arrived on scene and transferred the unresponsive man aboard their boat.

The MLB crew continued to administer CPR and oxygen to the man while he was being transported to Coast Guard Station Shark River where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

The man was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, N.J.

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