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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Cape May

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PHILADELPHIA (February 6, 2019)--- The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman reportedly suffering chest pains approximately 64-miles off Cape May New Jersey, today, Wednesday, February 6.

The Coast Guard was notified of the 61-year old man’s condition by the crew of the Joyce D via marine band radio.

An aircrew was dispatched aboard an MH-65 Dolphin  rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

Once on-scene, the aircrew hoisted the man aboard and brought him to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, where he was met with awaiting emergency medical services.

“Rescues in the maritime environment are inherently complex,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Osenbach, a search and rescue watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia. “If you suspect there may be an urgent medical issue taking place, notify us when symptoms first start to get help to those who need it as quickly as possible.”