BOSTON — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew rescue (medevac) fisherman from the commercial fishing vessel Shelby Ann approximately 40 nautical miles southwest of Montauk, New York, Sunday evening.
The Watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification on VHF radio channel 16 that a crewmember was struck by a stingray barb below the knee and showing signs of shock.
The command center consulted with a U.S. Coast Guard flight surgeon who recommended the medical evacuation.
An MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter (MRR) aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod was launched to the mission over the fishing vessel. Once on the scene, the rescue helicopter aircrew deployed a rescue swimmer to conduct the safely hoist and medevac the injured man.
The patient was transferred safely to Rhode Island Hospital in stable condition.
The fishing vessel Shelby Ann is homeported in Point Judith, Rhode Island.
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