Injured Lobsterman Airlifted by Coast Guard


On Tuesday, Aug. 30, a Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod successfully medically evacuated and transported an injured 41-year-old lobsterman from a vessel situated 135 nautical miles east of Cape Cod, to Cape Cod Hospital.

At about 10:15 a.m., a crewmember aboard the lobster boat Eagle contacted watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District command center requesting assistance for a crewmember who had accidentally been “impaled.” A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medevac since Eagle was not due to shore until the next day.

Air Station Cape Cod diverted a HC144 Casa airplane to the scene and launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to retrieve the injured crewmember at about 11:00 a.m. At approximately 1:30 p.m. the air crew arrived on scene and hoisted the man. He was successfully transported to Cape Cod Hospital.