Coast Guard medevacs sick fisherman 42 miles off Nantucket

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass, MH-60 helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

BOSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew medevaced a sick 54-year-old man from the 87-foot fishing boat Generation Sunday night 42 miles off Nantucket.

The captain of the Generation contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 5:20 p.m. and requested assistance for his sick crew member.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted the patient to the helicopter.

The aircrew flew the man to Massachusetts General Hospital for further care.

The patient was reported to be in stable condition at the time of the transfer.

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