The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman 60 miles east of Chatham, Massachusetts, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Monday, January 13
At approximately 3:15 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report from the crew of the fishing vessel Bulldog, homeported in New Bedford, that a 51-year-old crewmember had partially severed a finger while conducting a repair of the vessel and was requesting assistance. The crewmember was reportedly repairing a steering mechanism when he was injured, and the Bulldog was adrift.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched, arrived on scene and safely hoisted the fisherman at 7:00 a.m.. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston at approximately 8:45 a.m.
His condition is unknown.
The Bulldog crew was able to complete steering repairs and is currently en route to New Bedford.