Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 75 miles off New Jersey coast

5th Coast Guard District NewsCAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 61-year-old man off a 73-foot fishing vessel approximately 75 miles east of here at approximately 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

A crewmember from the fishing vessel Debbie Sue called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at approximately 9:45 a.m. stating a man aboard the Debbie Sue was experiencing chest pains and was in need of assistance.

Crewmembers from Sector Delaware Bay then relayed the call to watchstanders at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City and an HC-130 Hercules long range surveillance aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., launched to assist the man. Once on scene, Dolphin crewmembers hoisted the man into the helicopter and transported him to AtlantiCare Mainland Campus in Pomona, N.J.

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