Possible Heart Attack Victim Medevaced From Ferry

BOSTON- A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a passenger aboard the Balmy Days ferry near Monhegan Island, Maine, around 11:25 a.m., today.

Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor received a cell phone call from the captain of the 65-foot ferry around 10:55 a.m., requesting assistance for a passenger who was experiencing possible heart attack symptoms.

The station launched a 47-foot rescue boat, which met the Boothbay Harbor-based ferry south of John’s Bay.

The Coast Guard crew administered oxygen to the patient during transit to the dock at St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and transferred him to medical staff for further care.

“The crew of the ferry responded appropriately by calling on the Coast Guard when the passenger became ill,” said Chief Petty Officer Chuck Chavtur, the officer in charge at Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor and the coxswain on the case.

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