Coast Guard crews rescued a 45-year-old fisherman who was experiencing chest pains aboard a fishing vessel about 35 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, officials said.
The captain of the 80-foot Mariner contacted the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center around 12:50 p.m. Sunday with concerns about a crew member's health, Coast Guard officials said in a statement.
The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended the fisherman be taken by helicopter to a hospital, given that the man's condition could worsen if left untreated.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew was dispatched to bring the man back to shore. The weather at the time of the medevac was reportedly four-foot seas and 20 mph winds, the Coast Guard said.
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The fisherman, who was not identified, was then taken by EMS to Cape Cod Hospital. There was no immediate update on his condition.