NEW YORK — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a man from the recreational vessel Dove approximately 80 nautical miles south of Montauk, NY, Tuesday evening.
Watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification that a crewmember was very ill and experiencing diabetic-related health complications.
The command center consulted with a U.S. Coast Guard flight surgeon who recommended medical evacuation.
An MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter (MRR) aircrew and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry search and rescue airplane crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod was launched. Over the scene the rescue helicopter crew deployed a rescue swimmer to conduct a hoist and medevac of the 54-year-old man.
The patient was transferred safely to awaiting EMS at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in stable condition.
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