Coast Guard medevacs man off Atlantic City, NJ

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 53-year-old man Wednesday from a fishing boat approximately 73 miles southeast of Atlantic City.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received a call from the captain of the 40-foot fishing boat Reel Trouble at about 9:15 a.m. reporting his first mate had suffered an injury to his hand.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City launched, and an already-airborne HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, was diverted to the scene. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at about 10:40 a.m. and lowered a rescue swimmer and rescue basket to the boat.

The man was hoisted to the helicopter in the rescue basket and flown to Air Station Atlantic City where he was placed in the care of awaiting local EMS.

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