U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a 23-year-old male Tuesday at approximately 10:40 p.m from U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams
(DDG 95), 220 miles off the coast of Chatham, N.J.
Coast Guard 1st District Watchstanders received notification from Navy Fleet Forces that a crewmember had a medical condition that required immediate attention at approximately 9:45 p.m. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter with a health care specialist aboard. In addition, an HC-144 fixed-wing airplane provided air support.
At approximately 11:15 p.m. the MH-60 Jayhawk landed on the deck of USS James E. Williams, refueled and recovered the patient along with a Navy escort.
The Jayhawk crew transferred the patient to awaiting EMS. His care was continued at Massachusetts General Hospital.