updated – Coast Guard medically evacuates injured man 35 miles south of Moriches, N.Y.

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 22-year-old man who was injured aboard a sailing vessel 35 miles south of Moriches, N.Y., Monday, June 25, 2012.

The Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center in New Haven, Conn., received a report from the master of the sailing vessel Conviction that a crewmember had been knocked down by rigging and struck his head. The crewmember was temporarily knocked unconscious and is experiencing severe disorientation, neck pain, pain in his left thigh and a chipped tooth.

The Coast Guard launched a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass. The injured crewmember was safely hoisted aboard and transported to Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island, N.Y., in stable condition.

Conviction is a 52-foot Merchant Marine vessel from Kings Point, N.Y.

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