Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 50 miles off Atlantic City

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News Release  

October 1, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 5th District PA Detachment Atlantic City
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Atlantic City
Office: (609) 813-3888
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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 50 miles off Atlantic City

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year old fisherman who was reportedly injured after falling from his bunk approximately 50-miles south east of Atlantic City, N.J.

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City launched an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew and hoisted the man aboard the helicopter at 6:34 p.m.

The rescue crew transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment.

“When a person becomes injured in the marine environment, rescues can be complex,” said Thomas Peck, watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. “If you suspect a person may need urgent care, like the crew of this fishing vessel did, call us right away so we can get your friend or loved one the care they need.”