Fisherman Medevaced from Vessel off Point Judith, RI

Fisherman Medevaced from Vessel off Point Judith, RI

Coast Guard crews medically evacuated a 28-year-old male from the fishing vessel Finest Kind II, 18 nautical miles south of Point Judith, Rhode Island, Friday.

Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Tybee, homeported in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, received notification via VHF radio at approximately 8:30 a.m., Friday, from the Finest Kind II of a crewmember who was experiencing heart attack symptoms.

The Tybee immediately launched a small boat crew, safely embarked the crewmember and transported him to a Coast Guard Station Point Judith boat crew. The boat crew transported him to awaiting EMS at approximately 10:00 a.m. He was then taken to South County Hospital in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

His condition is unknown.