Fisherman Medivaced off Chatham

A Coast Guard rescue crew medically evacuated a 47-year-old man from a fishing trawler approximately 40 miles east of Chatham, Massachusetts, at 10:45 p.m., on Saturday, September 22.

Watchstanders from the Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from the 75′ trawler Destiny at 6:33 p.m. requesting assistance for a male suffering from heart attack-like symptoms.

The Destiny was directed to meet a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham.

Due to weather conditions, Station Chatham was unable to conduct a shipboard medivac and a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched to complete the operation.

The MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew transferred the man to awaiting Emergency Medical Services for further transfer to Hyannis Hospital.

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