Coast Guard medevacs fisherman south of Bellport Bay, New York

NEW YORK - A Coast Guard Station Fire Island 47-foot Motor Life Boat pulls alongside a fishing vessel with a person in distress on April 9, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo)

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard Station Fire Island boatcrew medevacs a person in distress on April 9, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo)

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boatcrew medically evacuated a 48-year-old man who was knocked unconscious due to a fall on Sunday morning three miles south of Bellport Bay, New York.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a distress call on channel-16 from the captain of an 80-foot fishing vessel stating a crewman aboard was found face-down and unconscious.

A conference call was conducted with the on-call surgeon who recommended a medevac within a three hour window.

The command center launched a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Fire Island aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat at 9:15 a.m. West Islip EMS also came aboard to assist with the medevac.

The boatcrew arrived on scene at 10:30 a.m. where the patient was transferred to the life boat.

The crew arrived back at the station at approximately 12:15 p.m., where he was transferred to an ambulance and then on to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York.

The man’s current condition is unknown.

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