Fisherman medevaced from boat 135 miles offshore

Fisherman medevaced from boat 135 miles offshore


In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba transfers the master of the Captain Gatson on board to receive medical attention, August 18, 2009. The 51-year old male was medevaced to the hospital for further evaluation.

The Coast Guard airlifted a 51-year-old man experiencing heart-attack symptoms from a fishing boat 135 miles east of Provincetown, Mass., Tuesday.

The crewman fell overboard from the 83-foot scallop vessel, Gaston, as he was pulling up a dredge, and was immediately brought back on board, but began experiencing chest pains and tingling on the left side of his body.

At 10 a.m., he was transferred to the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, in the area for a routine patrol.

A Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass, airlifted the man from the deck of the Escanaba and is en route to Cape Cod Hospital. 

The crewman is reported to be in stable condition on the helicopter. His name is not being released.

Release and photo courtesy of the USCG.

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