An injured fisherman was rescued off of Martha’s Vineyard and taken to a hospital on Friday night, officials said.
Coast Guard members responding to a call from the crew of a commercial fishing vessel around 6 p.m. were told that a 50-year-old fisherman was experiencing stroke-like symptoms, according to officials.
A Jayhawk helicopter was used to safely hoist the fisherman to safety at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Coast Guard said.
The fisherman was taken to Providence Hospital for additional care.
No additional information was immediately released.
#BravoZulu to AIRSTA Cape Cod for their successful #medevac of a crewmember from the commercial F/V PERSISTANCE yesterday evening. The crewmember was then transferred to Providence Hospital for further evaluation.
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