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The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman 60 miles east of Chatham, Mass., at approximately 7 a.m., Monday. At approximately 3:15 a.m. Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report from the crew of the fishing vessel Bulldog, homeported in New Bedford, Mass., that a 51-year-old crewmember had partially severed a finger while conducting a repair of the vessel and was requesting assistance. The crewmember was reportedly repairing a steering mechanism when he was injured, and the Bulldog was adrift. A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched, arrived on scene and safely hoisted the fisherman at 7 a.m.. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston at approximately 8:45 a.m.


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This work, Coast Guard MEDEVACs fisherman east of Chatham, Mass., by PO2 Robert Simpson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.13.2014

Date Posted:01.13.2014 1:05PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:319522

VIRIN:140113-G-GV559-773

Filename:DOD_101083288

Length:00:01:45

Location:MA, US

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