Fisherman Severs Finger off Montauk

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 23-year-old man on Wednesday, April 10, after he severed his middle finger while working with fishing gear aboard the 52’ commercial fishing vessel Sea Smoke.

The Coast Guard received a report from the vessel at approximately 12:45 p.m. that a crewmember was injured and that the vessel was 39 miles southeast of Montauk Point. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended the patient be transported off the vessel for immediate medical attention.

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod safely hoisted and transferred the man to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, New York. The man is reported to be alert and in stable condition.

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