BOSTON — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew conducted a medevac of a fisherman 58 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Wednesday.
The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England watchstanders received a notification from the fishing vessel Jean Marie, reporting that a crewmember was having trouble breathing, and were requesting assistance.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew was launched to assist.
Once over the scene the rescue helicopter aircrew deployed the rescue swimmer who took care of securing the man and hoisting him up safely.
Once on board, the MH-60T Jayhawk MRR helicopter crew headed for land and transferred the fisherman to Hyannis Airport, where local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transported him to Cape Cod Hospital, for treatment.
The fishing vessel Jean Marie is homeported in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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