Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuate crewman from fishing vessel

Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark, homeported in Newport, R.I., transits the channel near one of four man-made waterfalls at Governor's Island in New York Harbor, N.Y. July 3, 2008. The Tiger Shark appeared in New York in preparation for the 4th of July celebrations. The waterfall art project, funded by New York's Public Art Fund, was created in hopes to attract 1.5 million more tourists to New York during the three months the project is in operation. The exhibit is to last from mid-July to mid-October. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Barbara L. Patton

USCG Cutter Tiger Shark File Photo

CAPE COD BAY, Mass. – U.S. Coast Guard crews medically evacuated a crewman from the Gloucester, Mass., based fishing vessel Grace Marie 10-miles north of Provincetown, Mass., Dec. 30, 2010.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a report from the Grace Marie captain that a 52-year old male had sustained an arm injury at approximately 11 p.m.

A HH-60 rescue helicopter crew, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Provincetown and the 87-foot Patrol Boat Tiger Shark launched immediately to aid the injured man.

A boarding team from the Tiger Shark stabilized the man and transferred him to the 47-foot Motor Life Boat to be hoisted by the helicopter crew at 12 a.m.

The man was transported by the helicopter crew to Massachusetts General Hospital.

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