TOMS RIVER, NJ – A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew based out of Atlantic City rescued a man in distress from a moving fishing boat off the coast of the Jersey Shore
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducted a medevac this afternoon of a 45-year-old crewmember from the fishing vessel Blue Stream, 60 miles southeast of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, after he was showing signs of a stroke.
The U.S. Coast Guard crew safely transferred the man to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.
“Air Station Atlantic City performed a MEDEVAC from a fishing vessel 60 nautical miles off of Tom’s River, NJ this afternoon, delivering their patient to life-saving medical care. Pandemic or not, our crews are always ready for the call,” the Coast Guard said.
A @USCG Atlantic City-based helicopter crew hoisted a crewmember from the fishing vessel Blue Stream 60-miles southeast of Sandy Hook, NJ, after he was experiencing stroke symptoms and safely transferred him to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. #SAR #USCG @uscgmidatlantic pic.twitter.com/KjftElKhib
— USCG_Tri_State (@USCG_Tri_State) July 3, 2020