NJ Coast Guard crews rescue injured captain off Cape May Coast
On Sunday morning, New Jersey Coast Guard crews rushed to the aid of a man who was injured aboard a vessel more than 350 miles off the Cape May coast.
Fifth District watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard were notified Saturday at 12:30 p.m. that the captain of a 274-meter long motor transport vessel suffered a leg injury, according to a Coast Guard press release. The Almi Voyager's captain was in need of medical assistance as a result of the injury.
At about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard launched an Air Station Atlantic City MH-60 Jayhawk medivac helicopter, the Coast Guard states. Crews met up with the vessel about 47 miles east of Cape May at about 10 a.m. Less than an hour later, at about 10:30 a.m., the crew hoisted the captain into the helicopter. The victim was flown to the Atlantic City Trauma Center at 11:10 a.m. for medical treatment.
The exact injury and the name of the captain were not disclosed, but Coast Guard officials say the victim is currently in stable condition. Following the rescue, the Almi Voyager continued it's journey to Big Stone Anchorage, located in the Delaware Bay.
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