Coast Guard Airlifts Injured Man from Sailboat off Nantucket


The Coast Guard conducted a helicopter MEDEVAC of a crewman from the sailing vessel “Bombardino” about 140 miles south of Nantucket on June 29, 2010.

The Coast Guard was notified via sat phone at about 6:35 a.m. that the crewmember in question had suffered injuries to the face after being struck by the main boom. A Coast Guard rescue helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod was dispatched to the scene and airlifted the injured man to Massachusetts General Hospital.

No word yet on the victim’s condition.