Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuate a 67-year old man

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard NewsBOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a sailor approximately 100 miles east of Chatham, Mass., after he experienced chest pains at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England command center received a report from the 84-foot fishing vessel Sea Ranger at approximately 8:20 a.m., stating a 67-year old male crewmember was experiencing heart-attack like symptoms.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was immediately launched to assist. The helicopter arrived on scene and safely hoisted the man and transported him to Cape Cod Hospital.

“We wanted to get the helicopter up as soon as possible,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Zariczny, an operations unit controller at the Sector Southeastern New England command center. “With cases like this, time is of the essence to transport the person to a hospital as soon as possible.”

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