Coast Guard medically evacuates man with chest pains

CLEVELAND – The. U.S. Coast Guard Station Cleveland harbor medically evacuated a 55-year-old crewman from the motor vessel H. Lee White in the vicinity of the Cleveland breakwall at approximately 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

Station Cleveland Harbor received a distress call on VHF channel 16 at approximately 11:15 a.m. requesting assistance for a crewmember who was experiencing chest pains.

Station Cleveland Harbor launched their 41-foot utility boat and transferred the man to waiting Emergency Medical Services at the station.

“The vessel maneuvered, gave us a lee and they put a ladder down and we were able to get him onboard safely”, said Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Martin, the coxswain of the 41-foot utility boat, “The total transfer time was probably less than one minute.”

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