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Injured Fisherman Rescued off New Jersey

May 6, 2016

Screenshot from USCG video

Screenshot from USCG video

An injured fisherman was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday 62 miles east of Cape May, N.J.

 
A crew member from the fishing vessel Stacy Lee called Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 12:45 a.m. to request assistance for a crew member who suffered a leg injury.
 
A Coast Guard helicopter arrived on scene and hoisted the man at approximately 2:40 a.m., and transferred him to EMS personnel at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, N.J.
 
“The crew of the fishing boat did a good job administrating first aid to the survivor,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Joe Foss, the rescue swimmer on the case. “The boat was rocking forward and aft in the large seas, so we had to be careful not to hit the antennas as we performed the hoists. All of our training definitely made this a successful rescue.”
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