Coast Guard Rescues New Bedford Fisherman Off Nantucket
NEW BEDFORD — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of a fisherman from a New Bedford vessel southeast of Nantucket on Wednesday, according to a release from the agency.
The man was rescued from the fishing vessel Jean Marie, around 58 miles southeast of Nantucket, after he reported having trouble breathing.
Coast Guard crews were notified by fishermen on the vessel that their crewmember was experiencing difficulty, and they asked for assistance.
According to the agency, a Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched, hoisted, and transferred the fisherman to Hyannis Airport.
Once there, local EMS took him to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment.
The Jean Marie's home port is in New Bedford.
The rescue comes just a few days after another New Bedford fishing vessel, the Jenna Lee, was towed home by Coast Guard Cutter Tampa after the ship lost propulsion.
WATCH the rescue video: