Coast Guard medevacs man off Gloucester coast

47 GloucesterBOSTON — A Coast Guard crew medevaced a 47-year-old fisherman Wednesday off the coast of Gloucester.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston’s command center received the report at approximately 11:40 a.m. from a crew member aboard the commercial fishing vessel, First Impression II, homeported in Sorrento, Maine, that another crew member was suffering from chest pains.

A 29-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Gloucester arrived on scene first at 11:59 a.m.  A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew followed quickly behind with Gloucester Fire Department emergency medical technicians aboard and arrived on scene at 12:03 p.m.

The EMTs boarded the First Impression II to give the patient medical attention, and the Coast Guard escorted the vessel back to Station Gloucester.

First Impression II moored at 12:20 p.m., and emergency medical services personnel transported the man to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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