Coast Guard medically evacuates motor vessel Salacgriva crewmember offshore Sandy Hook, N.J.

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew medically evacuated a crewmember of the motor vessel Salacgriva approximately 12-miles offshore Sandy Hook, N.J., July 15, 2013.

At 12:24 p.m., the shipping agent of the Salacgriva notified the Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center that a 35 year-old-male crewmember aboard was experiencing severe kidney pain for the past three hours. The captain of the Salacgriva requested he be medically evacuated.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, N.J., launched and arrived on-scene to safely transfer the crewmember. The man was transported to Station Sandy Hook where he was met by waiting emergency medical services. He was later taken to the Monmouth Hospital.

The man was last reported to be in stable condition.

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