Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Ambrose Channel

NEW YORK – A man reporting symptoms of a heart attack was medevaced from an Army research vessel in the Ambrose Channel by a Coast Guard rescue crew at approximately 12:43 p.m. today.

William Carm, 45, was working aboard the 273-foot Army research vessel Frank S. Abyss, when he reported symptoms of a heart attack. The crew placed a distress call to the Coast Guard at approximately 12:23 p.m.

A 41-foot rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook responded immediately to medevac Carm to Coast Guard Station New York.

“We immediately dispatched a rescue crew on a 41-footer [rescue boat],” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Buckwald, of Station Sandy Hook. “The crew assisted Carm into the boat and made their way to Station New York.”

Ambulances were waiting as the rescue crew quickly brought Carm to Station New York on Staten Island. Emergency personnel administered first aid and transported Carm to St. Vincent Hopsital on Staten Island.

“Today was a terrific example of team Coast Guard and the cohesion that we have, from Sector New York to Seaman Bailey, our watch stander at the station,” said Buckwald. “Everybody worked as a team to successfully aid and assist the victim in this search and rescue case.”

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