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Fisherman Medevaced off Gloucester Coast

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 4, 2016

U.S. Coast Guard stock image

U.S. Coast Guard stock image

 A U.S. Coast Guard crew medevaced a 47-year-old fisherman suffering from chest pains off the coast of Gloucester, Mass.

 
Watchstanders at Sector Boston’s command center received the report at approximately 11:40 a.m. Wednesday from a crew member aboard the commercial fishing vessel, First Impression II, homeported in Sorrento, Maine, that another crew member was suffering from chest pains.
 
A 29-foot response boat from Station Gloucester arrived on scene first at 11:59 a.m.  A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew followed quickly behind with Gloucester Fire Department emergency medical technicians aboard and arrived on scene at 12:03 p.m.
 
The EMTs boarded the First Impression II to give the patient medical attention, and the Coast Guard escorted the vessel back to Station Gloucester.
 
First Impression II moored at 12:20 p.m., and emergency medical services personnel transported the man to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.
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