Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman Having Chest Pains

Photo courtesy Coast Guard

ATLANTIC CITY – A 51-year-old having chest pains was evacuated from his fishing vessel, the Coast Guard reported.

The man, who was a crew member of the fishing boat Connor & Michael, started experiencing the medical emergency around noon on Feb. 8. The vessel was about 90 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.

A rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City airlifted him from the vessel and brought him to the station, where an ambulance was waiting.

“The crew of this fishing boat did the right thing by reaching out to us when a medical emergency began,” said Lt. James Fennessey, the pilot on the case. “Emergencies in the maritime environment can be complex and the quicker we are alerted, the faster we can respond.”

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.