Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel north of Montauk Point, N.Y.

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NEW YORK — A Coast Guard boatcrew medically evacuated a 50-year old man from a fishing boat near Montauk Point, New York, Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 4:10 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification stating a crewmember aboard fishing boat Blackhawk was experiencing chest pains and in and out of consciousness.

The command center watchstanders briefed the flight surgeon who approved a MEDEVAC and launched a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Montauk aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat.

At approximately 4:40 p.m., the rescue crew arrived on scene and safely transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services at Station Montauk. EMS then transferred the man to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in Southampton, New York.

The man’s last known condition was serious.