Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Newport

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON – A Coast Guard Station Castle Hill crew conducted a medevac for a 48-year-old crew member of the motor vessel Cougar Ace about nine miles south of Newport, Rhode Island, Thursday.

At approximately 3 p.m., Thursday, the crew of the 654-foot cargo ship Cougar Ace notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England that a crewmember had suffered an electrical burn to his right hand.

A Station Castle Hill 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched and safely brought the injured crewman aboard. He was then transported to EMS personnel. He was taken by ambulance to Newport Hospital in Newport, Rhode Island.

His condition is unknown.

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