Coast Guard medically evacuated a 48-year-old man off the fishing vessel Pontus

Crewman had chest pains on FV Pontus 30 miles east of Nantucket
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a man with chest pains. USCG photo.

The U.S.Coast Guard  reports that rescue crews medically evacuated a 48-year-old male off the fishing vessel Pontus, approximately 30 nautical miles east of Nantucket, Mass., after he was reported to be from suffering from chest pain on March 2, 2013.

The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca was called by VHF radio by the Pontus which is named for the Greek Sea God,at approximately 2 p.m. to assist.

A small-boat was launched from the Seneca with a boarding team and a corpsman on board to evaluate the man. Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter and safely transferred the man from the fishing vessel. He was flown to Hyannis Airport for additional transport to Cape Cod Hospital for further evaluation.

His condition is unknown.

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