Video: Coast Guard Rescues sick crewmember from boat off Nantucket

NANTUCKET – The Coast Guard medevaced for an ill crew member Thursday from car carrier vessel about 45 miles southeast of Nantucket.

At about 9 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a callfrom thedoctor of the shipLiberty Passion reporting the crewmember was suffering abdominal pains andneeded to be transported to the hospital.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod launched and arrived on scene at about10:45 a.m. They airlifted the ill crewmember off the Liberty Passion and flew him to the Barnstable Municipal Airport where awaiting Emergency Medical Services transported him to Cape Cod Hospital.

“Awesome job Coast Guard and thank you very much,” said the captain of the Liberty Passion in a radio transmission to the aircrew.