Coast Guard Medevacs Wounded Lobsterman (Rescue Video)

MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter (Image- US Coast Guard)
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter (Image- US Coast Guard)

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod successfully medical evacuated and transported an injured 41-year-old lobsterman Tuesday from the Atlantic, 135 nautical miles east of Cape Cod, to Cape Cod Hospital.

At about 10:15 a.m., a crewmember aboard the lobster boat Eagle contacted watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District command center requesting assistance for a crewmember who had accidentally been impaled.

Coast Guard Video
(Click image to view ‘An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs a lobsterman Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, 130 miles east of Cape Cod. The lobsterman was injured while working on deck of the boat and was transferred to Cape Cod Hospital.’ (U.S Coast Guard video by Air Station Cape Cod)

A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medevac since Eagle was not due to shore until the next day.

Air Station Cape Cod diverted a HC144 Casa airplane to the scene and launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to retrieve the injured crewmember at about 11 a.m. At approximately 1:30 p.m. the air crew arrived on scene and hoisted the man.

He was successfully transported to Cape Cod Hospital.


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