Coast Guard medevacs woman near Kent Narrows, Md.

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued a woman reported to be suffering from a heat stroke while sailing in the Chester River, near Kent Narrows, Md., Saturday.

Rescued was Martha K. Lostron, 44, from Stevensville, Md.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a distress call at 1:38 p.m., reporting that a woman aboard a 25-foot sailing vessel was suffering from a heat stroke.

A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md., diverted to the scene, along with a Maryland Natural Resources Police boatcrew. The boatcrew arrived onscene and transported Lostron to the Red Eye Dock Bar in Grasonville, Md., and were met by EMS from Queen Anne’s County. EMS transported Lostron to Anne Arundel Hospital.

“It was a great coordinated effort between NRP and Queen Anne’s County in ensuring that Lostron was able to receive prompt medical attention as soon as the Coast Guard was able to reach the dock,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Rodocker, an operations unit controller at Sector Baltimore.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to take caution while boating during an excessive heat warning. Due to the increased danger, it is recommended that mariners carry enough water for all passengers to keep hydrated and when possible, take breaks in shaded areas.

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