Coast Guard medevacs boater near Manasquan, New Jersey

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Coast Guard medevacs boater near Manasquan, New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. The Coast Guard medevaced a boater Monday morning approximately 46 miles east of Manasquan. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call from the captain of a fishing vessel that a crewmember was losing and regaining consciousness while having difficulty breathing. 

A Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched to medevac the crewmember after it was determined that weather conditions would not allow for a boatcrew to safely transfer him ashore. 

The aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the crewmember, and transported him to Atlantic Care Hospital in Atlantic City.