The captain of the fishing vessel Jessica Heather alerted Coast Guard watchstanders of an ailing crewmember who was in need of immediate medical attention.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City hoisted the man and took him to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, where his care was transferred to hospital personnel.
from a fishing vessel can present a challenge because of all the
rigging equipment aboard,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Joey
Abercrombie, the rescue crew’s flight mechanic. “We lowered the rescue
swimmer to the deck, where he evaluated the patient and assisted in
hoisting the patient up into the helicopter. Overall, it was successful
--Press release from the Coast Guard