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Video: Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman off Cape Cod

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an injured fisherman from a boat 140 miles east of Chatham over the weekend.

The Coast Guard filmed the rescue and posted it on social media.

F/V Gladys Elaine Medevac

Here’s footage from last night’s MEDEVAC of an injured crewman from the F/V Gladys Elaine – 140 miles east of Chatham. BZ, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod! #DevotiontoDuty

Posted by U.S. Coast Guard Northeast on Monday, August 29, 2016

The fisherman was hoisted from the fishing vessel Gladys Elaine. The video shows swirling waters as the fisherman is pulled from the ship by the helicopter crew in a basket.

The 30 year-old man was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital and treated for a serious head injury, according to authorities.

 

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