Coast Guard transports man to Atlantic City hospital

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew airlifted a crewman, reportedly suffering from chest pains, from a commercial fishing boat and transported him to shore this afternoon.

Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators were contacted by the crew of the fishing vessel Kimberly and Kathryn at about 12:35 p.m. and notified that 38-year-old crewmember Jeff Rowe was suffering from chest pains aboard the vessel, about 55 nautical miles east of Point Pleasant, N.J.

A rescue helicopter crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City at 1:30 p.m. The aircrew arrived on scene, airlifted Rowe aboard the helicopter and transported him to Atlantic City Medical Center, Mainland Division, in critical condition.

The Kimberly and Kathryn is a 78-foot scallop boat out of Atlantic, N.C.

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