Coast Guard medevacs Fisherman off Gloucester coast

coast guardA Coast Guard crew medevaced a 47-year-old fisherman Wednesday off the coast of Gloucester. Watchstanders at Sector Boston’s command center received the report at approximately 11:40 a.m. from a crew member aboard the commercial fishing vessel, First Impression II, homeported in Sorrento, Maine, that another crew member was suffering from chest pains. A 29-foot response boat from Station Gloucester arrived on scene first at 11:59 a.m.  A crew followed quickly behind with Gloucester Fire Department emergency medical technicians aboard and arrived on scene at 12:03 p.m. The EMTs boarded the First Impression II to give the patient medical attention, and the Coast Guard escorted the vessel back to Station Gloucester. First Impression II moored at 12:20 p.m., and emergency medical services personnel transported the man to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Link  16:16