Falmouth crash, another Coast Guard rescue

Police release sketch of second suspect in jewelry heist
Suspect 2Suspect 1DENNIS – Dennis Police have released a composite sketch of the second subject in a jewelry heist last month. Several rings were stolen June 22nd when suspect 1 distracted a clerk at Coppelman’s Goldsmith on Route 6A while the second grabbed the jewelry. Police ask anyone with information to call them at (508) 394-1313.

Driver seriously injured in Falmouth crash

FALMOUTH - One person was rushed to Falmouth Hospital with serious injuries after their vehicle slammed into a tree. It happened about 5:45 AM on East Falmouth Highway by Mahoney's Garden Center. Firefighters spent about 20 minutes using the Jaws of Life to free the driver. Patchy fog grounded Medflight so the victim was taken to Falmouth Hospital. The crash is under investigation by Falmouth Police. Further details were not immediately available.

Crewman air-lifted after falling on his head off Nantucket

HYANNIS - A Marshfield, Mass. man was airlifted off of a fishing vessel about 150 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket by the Coast Guard today after he fell roughly five feet down a ladder and landed on his head.

hh60jayhawk250 Michael Russell, a crewman aboard the 77-foot lobster boat Rachel Leah, fell down the ladder about 5 a.m. The crew of the Rachel Leah used a satellite phone to notify the Coast Guard about 1:36 p.m. that Russell was nauseated, dizzy and had vomited a small amount of blood, and stated that his condition was deteriorating.

Due to the extreme offshore distance of the Rachel Leah, a Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medical evacuation so that neurological tests could be done as soon as possible. An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter (a previous rescue in a Jayhawk is shown) and an HU-25 Falcon Jet from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod arrived on scene about 4 p.m., hoisted Russell off the boat and transferred him to awaiting EMS personnel in Hyannis, Mass. From there, he was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for further evaluation. Posted on 7/16 at 9:30 AM.

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