Coast Guard medevacs unresponsive fisherman near Jonesport, Maine

coast guardA Coast Guard rescue crew medevaced an unresponsive crewman from the fishing vessel Melinda Ann Saturday afternoon from Englishman Bay near Jonesport, Maine. Station Jonesport watchstanders were notified by the Melinda Ann at around 1:50 p.m. that a crewman had fallen overboard and was unresponsive when recovered. A 29-foot rescue boat crew from the station was underway at the time and diverted to assist. Upon arriving on scene the Coast Guard crew took the man aboard and performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillator on the patient. The rescue crew brought the patient to Station Jonesport and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at approximately 2:26 p.m. Medical personnel continued CPR after the transfer, but the man was eventually pronounced deceased. The cause is under investigation.  Link 20:56

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