Coast Guard medically evacuates ailing fishing vessel crewmember

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ailing crewmember from the fishing vessel Raiders 50 miles south of Moriches, N.Y., today.

A communications watchstander at Coast Guard Sector New York, in Staten Island, N.Y., received notification from the fishing vessel that a crewmember was in need of immediate medical treatment.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended the medical evacuation due to the nature of the crewmember’s life-threatening condition.

A helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in Cape Cod, Mass., conducted the medical evacuation and transferred the crewmember to Providence Hospital.

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