Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman Off New Jersey Coast

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Romano, a rescue swimmer with Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, performed his first rescue today 48 miles off the coast of Cape May, N.J.

The Coast Guard received a call at 8:46 a.m. from a crewman aboard the fishing boat F. Nelson requesting a medevac of fisherman Paul Solon.

Romano and a helicopter crew were dispatched to the location of the F. Nelson.

Romano was lowered into the water and swam to the boat were he assisted Solon into a rescue basket.

Solon was hoisted into the helicopter and flown to Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel for further treatment.

“It was full of adrenaline and everything else you signed up to do,” said Romano. “I joined the Coast Guard to save lives and to do something else than be a loan officer.”

Official Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Christopher D. McLaughlin

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  1. Dane Knutson says:

    want to express our deepest thanks, from the captain and crew of the F. Nelson Blount. sincerely captain Dane Knutson