The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of an unidentified man on a vessel off the coast of Atlantic City around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, according to Coast Guard representatives. The man had injured some of the fingers on his right hand, according to a Coast Guard representative.
The man was on the 80-foot fishing vessel Mystic Way, 90 miles off Atlantic City's coast, according to Coast Guard representatives. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City lifted the man and transported him back to the air station, Coast Guard officials said. He was then transferred to awaiting emergency personnel. His status was unknown as of Wednesday afternoon.
"It felt really good to help him out," Petty Officer 3rd Class Dave Froehlich, a rescue swimmer from Air Station Atlantic City, said. "A guy working 90 miles offshore doesn't have many opportunities for help, so to be on the crew that helped him out felt great."
The Coast Guard was notified of the injury by a crewmember at The Joint Rescue Coordination Center, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, according to Coast Guard officials. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center coordinates marine search and rescue operations in eastern Canada, according to Coast Guard officials.