Coast Guard medically evacuates ailing F/V Raiders crewmember 50 miles south of Moriches, N.Y., today

uscg-logoNEW YORK – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ailing crewmember from the fishing vessel Raiders 50 miles south of Moriches, N.Y., today. A communications watchstander at Coast Guard Sector New York, in Staten Island, N.Y., received notification from the fishing vessel that a crewmember was in need of immediate medical treatment. A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended the medical evacuation due to the nature of the crewmember’s life-threatening condition. A helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in Cape Cod, Mass., conducted the medical evacuation and transferred the crewmember to Providence Hospital. uscgnews  14:05