Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman

A Coast Guard helicopter crewed medically evacuated an injured crewman from a fishing boat 50-miles south of Block Island on Tuesday.

At roughly 7:15 p.m., the Coast Guard received a report from the captain of the New Bedford, Massachusetts fishing vessel Atlantic Prince that a 26-year-old crewmember on board had suffered an eye injury.

An HH-60 rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod flew to the vessel, where the man was hoisted into the helicopter and transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. He was reported to be in stable condition.

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