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Coast Guard conducts medevac 113 nautical miles southeast of Cape Cod

Coast Guard conducts medevac 113 nautical miles southeast of Cape Cod
Archive image: A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., rescue swimmer drops to the water from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during training near Cape Cod Aug. 22, 2012. During the training, the rescue swimmer was lowered to the water to retrieve a floating dummy, nicknamed Oscar, to simulate an actual rescue.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.

BOSTON —​ A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac (medical evacuation) an injured fisherman 113 nautical miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Wednesday.

At approximately 3:34 p.m., Coast Guard District One watchstanders received notification from a crewmember of the commercial fishing vessel Motivation,​ home-ported in Cape May, New Jersey, reporting a 50-year-old crewmember experiencing shortness of breath and a fever and requested assistance.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew launched and safely hoisted the fisherman at approximately 6:50 p.m.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod medevac a crewmember from the 75-foot scalloper Motivation approximately 113 nautical miles southeast of Cape Cod, April 7, 2021.
The helicopter crew transported the man, who was experiencing shortness of breath, to Cape Cod Hospital.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Schultz / Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

The fisherman was transferred to EMS (Emergency Medical Service) who transported him to Cape Cod Hospital for medical care.

The weather on scene was 16 mph winds with six-foot seas.

-USCG-

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