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.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk and HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrews medevac an injured fisherman 160 nautic miles east of Boston, Thursday.
At approximately 3:30 a.m., Coast Guard District One watchstanders received a notification from the crew of the 72-foot commercial fishing vessel Jennifer Anne, reporting a 35-year-old crewmember had fallen overboard and was recovered by the other crew members. The fisherman was experiencing hypothermia-like conditions and had minor lacerations.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft aircrews launched and the helicopter crew safely hoisted the fisherman at approximately 6:51 a.m.
Archive imagen: a Coast Guard HC144 Ocean Sentry, In flight over the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. HC-144A, is the first all-new aircraft delivered to the Coast Guard as part of the Coast Guard’s progressive modernization and recapitalization of aging legacy assets. The aircraft’s design allows it to be reconfigured for a variety of missions, while retaining at least minimum functionality with the aircraft’s sensors.. Its rear ramp allows for easy roll-on and roll-off of provisions. The aircraft also can be quickly reconfigured for such missions as medical evacuation and the transport of passengers and time-sensitive supplies. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Dave Silva.
He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for care.
Weather on scene was 15-knot winds and 3-5 foot seas.
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