Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a 39-year-old male from the fishing vessel Mekong approximately 10 nautical miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, at approximately 3:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22. 2013.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received notification from the Mekong of a crewmember reportedly suffering from stomach pains and shortness of breath.

Sector Southeastern New England immediately launched a Coast Guard Station Chatham, Mass., 42-foot near-shore lifeboat. The crewmember was safely transferred to the lifeboat and was transported to awaiting EMS at the Chatham Fish Pier. He was then taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.


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