Fisherman Medevaced off Eastport, Maine

Coast Guard medium response boat, Photo USCG.
Coast Guard medium response boat, Photo USCG.

A Coast Guard 45’ motor lifeboat crew from Station Eastport, Maine, medevaced an injured fisherman from the 35’ vessel Latta II on Monday, January 4.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s command center received a call via VHF radio at 4:20 p.m. from the captain of the Latta II reporting that one of his crewmembers had sustained injuries to his left hand while operating a winch.

The lifeboat crew from Station Eastport arrived on scene at 4:49 p.m. and took the man aboard.

At 5:02 p.m. the Coast Guard crew transferred the patient to awaiting emergency medical services personnel from the Washington County Emergency Medical Service Authority at a pier in Deep Cove on Moose Island.