Injured Sailor Rescued off Block Island

The Coast Guard rescued an injured man from a sailing vessel 22 miles southeast of Block Island, near the eastern end of Long Island, New York, on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

The Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center in New Haven, Conn., received a report from a crewmember aboard the sailing vessel Barley Corn of a 65-year-old-man who fell during heavy seas and suffered a laceration to his forehead.

The command center launched a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Montauk, New York, and a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusets.

The patient was safely transferred to the rescue boat then hoisted aboard the helicopter and transported to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, in stable condition.

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