Coast Guard aids in two rescues

CAPE COD – A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod successfully medically evacuated and transported an injured 41-year-old lobsterman Tuesday from the Atlantic, 135 nautical miles east of Cape Cod, to Cape Cod Hospital.

At about 10:15 a.m., a crewmember aboard the lobster boat Eagle contacted watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District command center requesting assistance for a crewmember who had accidentally been impaled.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medevac since Eagle was not due to shore until the next day.  Air Station Cape Cod diverted a HC144 Casa airplane to the scene and launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to retrieve the injured crewmember at about 11 a.m. At approximately 1:30 p.m. the air crew arrived on scene and hoisted the man. He was successfully transported to Cape Cod Hospital.

The Coast Guard also medically evacuated a man who fell overboard from the fishing vessel Sly Pie off Chatham Tuesday. A Good Samaritan plucked the man from the water suffering from a leg injury. He was then hoisted and flown to Cape Cod Hospital.
Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard

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