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Coast Guard rescues fisherman experiencing chest pains while at sea off Nantucket

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Coast Guard crews successfully conduct a medevac of a 45-year-old fisherman from the 80-foot fishing vessel, Mariner, approximately 35 miles east of Nantucket. U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard crews rescued a 45-year-old fisherman who was experiencing chest pains while working on a vessel about 35 miles east of Nantucket on Sunday, officials said.

The captain of the 80-foot fishing vessel Mariner contacted the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center about 12:50 p.m. with concerns about a crew member experiencing chest pains, Coast Guard officials said in a statement.

The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon said the man’s condition could become worse if he was not treated and recommended the fisherman be transported to a hospital by helicopter, according to the statement.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk was dispatched to bring the man back to shore. The man, whom officials did not identify, was then taken to Cape Cod Hospital.




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