Coast Guard medevacs man 35 miles east of Manasquan Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak file photo

Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak file photo

PHILADELPHIA — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 36-year-old man suffering from a possible stroke aboard a fishing vessel approximately 35 miles east of Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey, Sunday evening.

The captain aboard the fishing vessel contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia at about 5:45 p.m. to request a medical evacuation.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak, homeported in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, launched to assist the ailing man. The helicopter aircrew hoisted the man aboard and brought him to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey.

“The crew of the fishing vessel did a great job notifying the Coast Guard immediately after the incident,” said Lt. Spencer Grinnell, the co-pilot on the case. “It was a challenging night hoist assisted by great coordination between Sector Delaware Bay and the Cutter Sitkinak.”

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