Station New York Medevacs Man from Stapleton Anchorage

New York – A 45-year-old man reportedly suffering from shortness of breath was medevaced off a 600-foot tanker vessel anchored in Stapleton Anchorage near Staten Island, N.Y., at approximately 1:20 p.m. today.

The Coast Guard was notified by the captain of the ALPINE STEALTH that their chief cook, Rudolfo Calico, was complaining of shortness of breath.

A Coast Guard Flight Surgeon recommended a medevac. Coast Guard Station New York immediately launched a 25-foot rescue boat crew and notified local Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) from the New York Fire Department (FDNY).

The rescue boat crew arrived on scene at 1:20 p.m. and rushed him to shore where FDNY EMTs were waiting. He was taken to the Staten Island University Hospital at 1:30 p.m.

“Complaints of chest pains are always taken very seriously,” said Chief Petty Officer Jim Moore, a Sector New York command duty officer. “Time is key in ensuring a person receives appropriate professional medical treatment.”

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