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Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 50 miles off Manasquan Inlet

MANASQUAN INLET, N.J. —(January 29, 2020)-- The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel 50 miles off Manasquan Inlet, Thursday afternoon. Screen Shot 2019-05-29 at 12.1.00

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watch standers received a call from the captain of the fishing vessel Enterprise requesting a MEDEVAC for a crew member experiencing severe abdominal pain. 

A Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew was launched to assist, arrived and transferred the crew member aboard. 

After the crew member's condition worsened, an Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew was launched, arrived, and medevaced the crew member to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Atlantic City Care Regional Medical Center. 

"The Coast Guard trains everyday for events like this," said Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Box, watch stander at the Sector Delaware Bay command center. "Because of that training we were able to coordinate multiple Coast Guard assets to get the crew member medical attention as quickly as possible."