U.S. Coast Guard crews airlift ill man near Gloucester

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — U.S. Coast Guard crews airlifted a 51-year-old man from a charter fishing boat 18-miles east of Gloucester, Mass., Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a report of a man experiencing heart-attack symptoms while fishing on the vessel Yankee Clipper at 10 a.m.

A Coast Guard Station Gloucester 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew transferred Gloucester Fire Department emergency medical service crews to the fishing vessel to aid the man at 11:14 a.m. He was hoisted to an HH-60 Jayhawk Rescue Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod shortly after.

The rescue helicopter crew transported the man to emergency medical services at Massachusetts General Hospital at 12:10 p.m.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.

His name is not being released.

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