Coast Guard Responds to Injured Mariner

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. – A Coast Guard crew responded this afternoon to the report of an injured man aboard a tug boat off the coast of New Jersey.

At about 1 p.m. today, crew members from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light received a call from the crew of the Miss Christine, a tug homeported in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who requested medial assistance for Timothy Nash, 51, who was suffering from a severe nose bleed.

Crew members from Station Barnegat launched aboard a 47-foot motor life boat and traveled 16 miles to meet with the Miss Christine. Nash was evaluated and then brought aboard the Coast Guard vessel and taken back to the station where he was released to awaiting EMS and taken to Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin, N.J.

This medical evacuation marked the first rescue for three Station Barnegat crew members. Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Milkes, from Chicago, Ill. and Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian McGinn, from New Jersey were on the rescue boat, while Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Grube, from Reading, Pa. supervised his first rescue from the operations center at the station.

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