Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Manasquan Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman suffering chest pains approximately five-miles off Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey, today.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified via radio, of a 49-year old man aboard a fishing boat, who was reportedly suffering shortness of breath and chest pains at 2:30 p.m.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet responded, took the man aboard and brought him to awaiting emergency medical services at Station Manasquan Inlet.

“It’s essential that if you suspect someone is in danger or very ill, you call us as soon as you can,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Fincher, a watchstander at Sector Delaware Bay. “Rescues in the marine environment can be complex, and the crew of this boat did the right thing by letting us know they needed assistance quickly.”

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