An injured fisherman was plucked from the deck of a fishing vessel by the US Coast Guard using a Jayhawk rescue helicopter Sunday evening, the Coast Guard said.
The fisherman on board the fishing vessel Neves suffered a back injury and needed to be rushed to a hospital for treatment, the Coast Guard said in a statement. A video of the rescue is on the Coast Guard's website.
The Coast Guard said a Falcon jet from Air Station Cape Cod located the vessel about 115 miles east of Nantucket Island around 5 p.m. The Jayhawk arrived about two hours later, lowered a rescue swimmer to the deck, and hoisted the injured fisherman onto the chopper.
The fisherman was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment, the Coast Guard said.
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