Coast Guard medevacs man nearly 104 miles east of Atlantic City

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma transits Cape Cod Canal. File photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bethany Teichert

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bethany Teichert

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 60-year-old man Sunday from a vessel nearly 104 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a notification from the 31-foot pleasure craft, Reely, stating a 60-year-old man fell aboard the vessel and reportedly injured his back. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules airplane crew, an Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma crew to assist.

The cutter Tahoma crew arrived on scene and launched an Over-the-Horizon smallboat crew with a health service technician aboard to provide medical care. The helicopter crew arrived on scene, lowered a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, who helped the cutter’s health service technician safely hoist the man.

The helicopter crew took the man to Jersey Shore Medical Center for further medical care.

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