Coast Guard transports ill Rockport man to shore

BOSTON — The Coast Guard transferred an ill crewman from a 31-foot lobster boat about seven miles east of Gloucester, Mass., to shore this morning.

The Gloucester-based vessel Miss Meredith contacted Coast Guard Station Gloucester for assistance for a 49-year old crewman who was unresponsive and incoherent.

The station dispatched a 25-foot rescue boat crew to the Miss Meredith and transported the Rockport, Mass., native back to the station where local emergency services personnel were waiting.

The crewman’s condition is unknown.

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