Injured Sailor Transported from Isles of Shoals

Chart, Isle of Shoals.
Chart, Isle of Shoals.

The Coast Guard transferred a 70-year-old injured man Wednesday, August 17, from Star Island in the Isles of Shoals after he suffered a hand injury aboard his sailboat.

At about 5:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor took the initial call from Rockingham County dispatch, which requested the transport.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., the 47’ response boat crew launched and arrived at the Star Island pier where a medic was waiting with the injured sailor.

The boat crew assisted the man aboard and rushed him back to the station where local Emergency Medical Services was waiting to take him to the hospital.