Coast Guard medically evacuates ill fishing vessel crewmember

1st Coast Guard District NewsNEW YORK – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew medically evacuated a crewmember from a fishing vessel near Shinnecock, N.Y., May 10, 2012.

The crew of the fishing vessel Good News II notified the Coast Guard requesting medical assistance for a 63-year-old crewmember, who was suffering from a medical illness.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and determined the crewmember’s condition needed medical attention and recommended he be transported off the vessel, which was directed to transit inbound to Shinnecock.

A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Shinnecock transferred the crewmember off the vessel to their boat and transported him to shore to awaiting emergency medical services

“We quickly transited out to meet the fishing vessel and safely transferred the patient to our boat,” said Petty Officer­­­­­ 2nd Class Patrick Rogers, the rescue boat coxswain. “We assessed the patient’s condition and administered basic first-aid treatment while we headed back to the station.”

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