Coast Guard medevacs ship crew member off Manasquan Inlet
The Coast Guard was called about a crew member aboard a fishing vessel Thursday afternoon who was experiencing severe abdominal pain and needed to be medevacked from the boat which was at the time 50 miles off Manasquan Inlet.
Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders said that they received a call from the captain of the fishing vessel 'Enterprise' requesting a medevac for the crewmember in distress.
A Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew was then launched to assist and help the crewmember aboard.
As the crewmember's condition worsened, an Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew had to be launched and when it arrived it medevaced the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Atlantic City Care Regional Medical Center.
"The Coast Guard trains everyday for events like this," Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Box, watchstander at the Sector Delaware Bay command center, said in a statement. "Becuase of that training we were able to coordinate multiple Coast Guard assets to get the crewmember medical attention as quickly as possible."
The crew member's condition is currently unknown as of Thursday evening.
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