Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman off Nantucket

Coast Guard crews medivaced a crewman from the Gloucester, Massachusetts-based fishing vessel Grace Marie 10 miles north of Provincetown, Massachusetts, on December 30, 2010.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a report from the Grace Marie’s captain that a 52-year-old male had sustained an arm injury at approximately 11:00 p.m.

An HH-60 rescue helicopter crew, a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Provincetown and the 87-foot patrol boat Tiger Shark were sent to aid the injured fisherman.

A boarding team from the Tiger Shark stabilized the crewman and transferred him to the 47-foot lifeboat. The man was then hoisted into the helicopter at 12:00 a.m and transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. No word was given on his current condition.

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